Our Featured Programs & Services

The Centre for Family Business was established in 1997 as a support to family businesses in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. Today, CFFB is comprised of over 55 family businesses representing a broad spectrum of industries and ranging in size from just a few to several hundred employees. Join our family of businesses and explore how we can help yours.

CFFB Member Tour - Melloul Blamey Construction

April 25, 2023
5:00pm – 7:00pm
evolv1 building

Join us for a member tour of Melloul Blamey’s construction of evolv1 – Canada’s first net-zero positive commercial office building! 

Guiding The Cora Group’s evolv1 project was one vision: To create a functional building with little to no impact on the environment.

Presentations by The Cora Group, Melloul Blamey Construction, Mayor of Waterloo and Sustainable Waterloo.

Invitation by members only.

How to Successfully Apply for Government Grants

May 11, 2023
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Did you know with under 100 employees, employers can receive a reimbursement of 83% of eligible training costs?

Participants will learn:

  • What key items will determine the success of your application
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when applying for government grants

CFFB's 25 Year Milestone Gala

May 25, 2023
6:30pm – 8:30pm

As CFFB celebrates 25 years we also wish to celebrate the incredible milestones of our members.

Enjoy a live auction, entertainment and sushi and seafood by Caudle’s Catch, passed signature canapes from Little Mushroom Catering and Sweet Station from Chef’D Catering

CFFB Podcast:
Family Business Matters

Listen to our latest episodes of Family Business Matters, featuring our members’ stories, experiences and successes in their family businesses.

Member Testimonials

Our Valued Sponsors

The CFFB’s sponsors provide our membership with invaluable insight and experience. Listen to how our partnership with these companies can benefit you.

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Josslin Insurance has brokers who specialize in insurance solutions for home, auto, business, farm, disability and life, finding the right coverage for you, your business and your employee benefits program.

CFFB members may also save up to 15% off their home and auto insurance through Josslin.

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The Part Time CFO Services LLP team provides in-house accounting and finance help to work with your existing staff. Our team members have valuable insights and are trusted, strategic business partners who collaboratively work with family or private enterprises, building and implementing customized financial and management solutions.

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Richardson Wealth

Our team at Richardson Wealth is available to support your business vision and help you fully realize your long-term goals with an integrated approach to family and wealth planning. Fundamental issues involving tax, investing, insurance and succession planning can’t be dealt with effectively as stand-alone topics. Here are some of the key issues we can help with:

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With more than 170 years of experience in serving family enterprises like yours, our team of dedicated professionals brings deep knowledge and offers a wide range of services to help you grow your company today while protecting your wealth and supporting your legacy. We understand the challenges you face, but we also appreciate how your unique strengths as a family business are an integral part of your success.

No matter where you are on your business journey, we’re at your side to help you craft the right approach to addressing your needs across your business, including:

  • Continuity and succession planning
  • Defining purpose and values with a family charter
  • Tax and wealth planning
  • Family management and conflict management
  • Board composition and responsibilities
  • Digital strategy and transformation
  • Revenue models and efficiency improvements
  • Financing and deal opportunities
  • Family and business governance