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CAFE Central Ontario Membership Opportunities

Being part of a business family presents unique challenges - connect with other Family Businesses for success!

CAFE Central Ontario offers a variety of forums to share experiences, knowledge and support with other family businesses. Becoming a CAFE member may be one of the best investments you’ll make in the future success of your family, and your business. You are not alone!

View this video to learn what CAFE could mean to you, your family and your business:

There are two ways to join our family business community:

Family Member: Intended for family businesses of all sizes and industry types with membership extending to the whole family. Family members are affiliated with their local CAFE Central Ontario chapter and actively participate in chapter events and Personal Advisory Groups.

Advisor Member: Intended for professionals and professional firms that provide consulting and services to family businesses. Advisor members are affiliated with and actively involved in their local CAFE Central Ontario chapter.

The benefits of CAFE Central Ontario membership are outlined below:

Membership Benefits Family Member Advisor Member


Participation in a CAFE Personal Advisory Group (PAG) - your own dedicated ‘board of advisors’ of CAFE members from different non-competing family businesses who meet monthly to share both personal & business experiences in a highly confidential and supportive environment.

Access to CAFE’s Personal Advisory Group Resources & Training Workshops to maximize your PAG experience.

Membership in an organization dedicated to supporting the family business community and helping you succeed!

Membership in your local CAFE Chapter and ability to share with, gain support and learn from other business families in your community.

Eligibility to serve as a volunteer at the local or national level to support our mission to help business families succeed!


Access to CAFE’s E-Learning Center – your portal to comprehensive family business specific education and resources including best practice videos, family business case histories, webinars, publications, newsletters, research and articles, as well as the full suite of Online Education. The Online Education section is licensed content which CAFE has purchased that is typically marketed elsewhere to individuals for $299 per year and is therefore only available to full ‘Family’ or ‘Advisor’ members of CAFE.

Preferred pricing for CAFE’s annual Family Business Symposium, Canada’s only family business conference consisting of 3 days of keynote presentations, workshops and networking events.

Stay up-to-date on CAFE news and family business issues through CAFE’s website, CAFE E-newsletters, email updates etc.

Find a trusted Family Business Advisor with recognized accreditation and experience assisting family businesses.


Opportunities to network, share and learn at CAFE’s local chapter events (seminars, workshops, webinars, special events) with preferred CAFE member pricing.

An opportunity to attend and network at Canada’s premier Family Enterprise of the Year (FEYA) gala celebrating the contributions of family business with preferred member pricing.

Learn and share by participating in CAFE’s social media community - join our LinkedIn group and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Stay connected and profile your business in CAFE's online Membership Directory.

Opportunities to host, sponsor or present at CAFE educational events (workshops, seminars, webinars, special events, etc...).

Help guide the future of your association as a voting member.

* Family & Advisor members are part of a local Chapter, please select the most suitable Chapter location from the drop-down menu
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