Centre For Family Business: Events

Our peer-supported network gives family businesses the tools they need to build healthy families and stronger businesses in a competitive landscape. As one of Canada’s largest family business associations, the Centre will help your family reach its fullest potential. Plus, our events are a ton of fun, and our speakers are top-notch!

Our sponsors

are companies that are looking to connect and engage with our large group of family businesses and members. They possess unique insights and professional services that are able to help our members both protect and grow their businesses.

BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group is committed to helping our customers succeed.    We understand what it takes for a family business to be successful – drive, ability and vision.  And we recognize that families invest much of themselves into their businesses.  So, our team of experts is constantly focused to help you better manage all of your […]

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BDO Canada LLP

BDO offers a full range of business advisory services to meet the unique needs of its highly diverse clientele. BDO business advisors are highly accessible and are prepared to provide an objective opinion on issues important to families in business and offer a variety of value-added services to assist in managing your financial life and […]

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CIBC Wood Gundy – Allan Bush Investment Team

As the leader of the Allan Bush Investment Team, Allan has almost three decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Since 1987 he has been developing successful financial plans and finding the right investment and insurance solutions. In the last 14 consecutive years, he has achieved the level of Chairman’s Club which is awarded […]

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Josslin Insurance Brokers

Our Mission To protect you, the ones you love and the things that matter most with unique insurance solutions as individual as you are! Our Values Respect:  We are dedicated to respecting each other to create and maintain an environment that fosters teamwork, growth, honesty and innovation. Passion:  We put our hearts, minds and efforts […]

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McCarter Grespan Beynon Weir LLP

MGBW has been trusted with assisting family owned and operated businesses for over 25 years. Our experienced, knowledgeable lawyers and staff provide practical, business-oriented advice for next-generation planning, corporate governance, shareholder rights and agreements, buying/selling businesses, corporate finance, contracts, licensing, joint ventures etc. For more details, visit our website.

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Part Time CFO - PartTime CFO

Part Time CFO Services works with entrepreneurs and their management teams to address business challenges and maximize opportunities.  Our team brings their extensive experience working with family businesses, providing solutions to guide your company towards meeting its short-term goals and achieving its long-term vision.   We identify and implement new strategies to improve your business’ profitability, […]

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada - PartTime CFO

Our Private Company Services team understands what drives private companies because we live in the same world. With over 65% of all PwC Canada’s clients being private businesses, we are dedicated to serving private companies. We can help you with the complex issues of managing a successful private company, while keeping an eye on your […]

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Richardson Wealth - Richardson Wealth

We work closely with business owners and their families to achieve financial goals. By employing a diverse toolbox that includes a range of investment options, tax and estate planning strategies, corporate compensation models, and insurance offerings, we develop holistic solutions that address all aspects of your needs. To drive better outcomes, we liaise directly with […]

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Supporting, educating & energizing family businesses

Centre for Family Business (CFFB) is a special community filled with family business owners and members from around SW Ontario. For 18 years, the CFFB has supported businesses in reaching their fullest potential and is now one of Canada’s largest membership-based family business associations. We invite you to join us, and connect with a like minded, supportive group of professionals to help navigate the unique challenges facing family businesses.

Our Events

All programs and events are designed specifically for the unique strategies, structures and challenges of a family enterprise.

Upcoming Events

Meet Our


Representing all industries and service sectors of the Waterloo Region, check out our list of over over 60 family businesses.


Our Sponsors offer a full range of professional competencies as well as unique insight into family business dynamics and infrastructure.


The Centre for Family Business has created this Advisor Directory as a guide for family businesses to locate the professional resources and assistance they require.

Membership Benefits

Family Business Support

The Centre for Family Business is a community of family business professionals that understands your needs and can offer a wide range of lived experience support to help you with your challenges.

Family Business Succession Planning

The Centre for Family Business (CFFB) was formed with the understanding that family businesses require specialized support in the area of family succession planning.

Family Business Consulting

At the Centre for Family Business, we believe that our strength lies with our people. We are proud to bring together individuals to provide a supportive, shared learning environment where members from family businesses offer guidance based on personal experience.

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