Visit our CFFB Advisor Directory for detailed information on how each of our advisors and sponsors can help your family business.


  • Family Business Magazine Provided by Family Business Publishing Company and its associates, it is intended to help site visitors – especially family company stakeholders – understand the material presented and make informed decisions about managing their own businesses and families.






  • Arca Financial
  • BDO Canada
  • Bank of Montreal
  • The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital. BDC supports the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of growth.
  • Royal Bank Publishes documentation and addresses issues related to different topics: Starting a Business, Expanding a Business, Business Succession & Transfer, Women Entrepreneurs, Young Entrepreneurs, Agriculture & AgriBusiness, Knowledge-Based Industries, International Trade, Public Sectors, Aboriginal Banking.
  • Bank of Canada
  • World Bank – Social and economic data, World Bank projects and publications.
  • Canada Revenue Agency – Comprehensive coverage of tax rules.



  • and Sources of Financing – a useful on-line resource for locating traditional and alternative sources of small business financing.
  • Industry Canada What you need to know, grow and compete.
  • Performance Plus – an on-line interactive tool to assist you in making the best operational decisions.
  • Statistics Canada
  • Conference Board of Canada – Information for Canadian business, government and public sector organizations, about organizational practices, economic and social trends, public policy issues.
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business carries out regular surveys and lobbies for
    small- and medium-sized businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.
  • U.S. Bureau of Census – economic data, economic indicators, statistics in large numbers of
  • US Data & Statistics
  • Team Canada Inc’s online resource for export information.
  • Aboriginal Business Canada (IC) helps aboriginal-owned companies grow their businesses and build export sales.
  • Agri-Food Trade Canada (ATS) is an international business development service for Canadian
    agri-food exporters.
  • Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade providing with information on opportunities in different business sectors for markets around the world.
  • Export Development Corporation (EDC) helps Canadian exporters of all sizes minimize risk and export with confidence in up to 200 worlds markets.

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The Centre For Family Business was established in 1997 as a support to family businesses in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. Today the CFFB is comprised of over 60 family businesses representing a broad spectrum of industries and ranging in size from just a few to several hundred employees.

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