CAFE Canada

Educational Partners

National Educational Partners

CAFE is dedicated to providing quality tools and education to assist our business families. CAFE is pleased to recognize its partnership with the following organizations.

Business Families Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to support, help and empower business families to ensure their sustainability and harmony for generations to come. Business Families Foundation designs and develops interactive and engaging online material that addresses important topics relevant to entrepreneurial families around the word. The foundation also nurtures a network of partners that help make this learning accessible on a global scale, and trains academics and advisors to better navigate these complex business family issues.

CAFE is pleased to offer its full members (i.e. Family Business & Advisor Members) complimentary access to their own learning portal where they will find online courses, peer interviews, expert advice and much more! Please note, these resources are only available to full members once they login to the website.


Founded in 2001, the Business Families Centre (BFC) at UBC’s Sauder School of Business provides support to family businesses through education, resources, and research.  The BFC has developed a range of programs to meet the unique needs of family enterprises.  From the BFC’s full-family programs, where family firm members come together to identify opportunities and plan for their future, to the BFC’s professional development programs, where individual family members access key family enterprise topics and refine core business and leadership skills, the BFC offers educational opportunities to meet every family’s learning needs at all stages of the business. As the Founding Educational Partner for the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA), the Sauder School of Business continues to deliver the flagship FEA Program at its downtown Vancouver campus, and is involved with updating program content and hosting the on-line FEA advisor exams.


The Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA) is driven to create better outcomes for families, their businesses and for their trusted business advisors. IFEA sets the standards of education quality for advisors with the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program.  This industry-leading Program is also a prerequisite to attaining the FEA Designation, which represents the pinnacle of professional expertise in the field of family enterprise advising.

Whether you are an accountant, lawyer, banker, financial advisor or a trusted family insider, the Family Enterprise Advisor Program augments your formidable technical skills with the strategies and tools to incorporate social and human considerations into your role as a trusted advisor. In doing so, you will not only grow your interpersonal intelligence; you will create a substantial competitive advantage for yourself for a comparatively small investment of time and money.  With FEA certified business family advisors, the family receives advice better suited to their personal and business needs. And FEA designated business advisors that have met the requirements for certification increasingly gain the trust — and business — of their business family clients. To find an FEA certified business family advisor near you search our FEA directory.

CAFE Members are eligible for discounts for the above programs. Contact CAFE for details at toll free 1.866.849.0099.

CAFE's 2015 Family Business Symposium
CAFE's 2015 Family Business Symposium

CAFE's 2015 Family Business Symposium is pre-approved by IFEA for continuing education credits. IFEA grants 1 CE credit for every educational hour.


CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada. The Association and its members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client community.

CMC-Canada is pleased to offer CAFE Members a special reduced rate to participate in CMC-Canada training courses. Contact CAFE for details at toll free 1.866.849.0099.