CAFE Canada

CAFE Manitoba Family Enterprise Of The Year Award

Celebrating the Contribution of Business Families!

The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Manitoba Chapter is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 10th annual 2017 Manitoba Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA). This prestigious award recognizes significant achievement made within a Manitoba family enterprise and will be presented at a fabulous gala dinner on March 7, 2017 at the Inn at the Forks, hosted by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Manitoba Chapter.

Past regional award recipients include:

Independent Jewellers 2016
C&T Rentals and Sales Ltd 2015
Welders Supplies Limited 2014
Phoenix Recycling Inc. 2013
Princess Auto (The Princess Group) 2012
Chabot Implements Co. Ltd. 2011
Manrex Limited 2009
McNally Robinson Booksellers 2008
Vector Construction Group 2007

Past national award recipient:

Duha Color Services 1992

Nomination Form

Application Form

Nominees will be required to complete an application for judging.

Self nominations encouraged!

Nominations close on November 10, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY:  Applications must be a "family-owned business" defined as a private or public company, organization or holding company that has the following characteristics.

  • Multi-generational - Has been owned and operated by different generations of a family or the potential and intention exists for ownership to be passed on to a younger generation.
  • Employ family members - More than one family member has active employment in the organization.
  • Canadian - While the business may operate internationally, it must be Canadian with headquarters in Canada. 

About FEYA:  Established in 1986, the Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) is given annually by CAFE to recognize, celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy. Each year business families across Canada are nominated through their local CAFE Chapter and recognized at special Chapter FEYA Award events. The Chapter FEYA Award recipient is then nominated for consideration for the national CAFE FEYA Award. Two finalists and one national recipient will be selected by the FEYA Committee and invited to a spectacular National CAFE FEYA Gala hosted in conjunction with our annual CAFE Family Business Symposium (TBD). The National FEYA Recipient will share their unique story and the National Family Enterprise of the Year Award is presented.

About CAFE: The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) is Canada's only national not-for-profit that celebrates and supports family business. Founded in 1983, it has grown to include 13 chapters from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia. The organization facilitates peer interaction, allowing family business members to share experiences and learn from each other. CAFE also creates a community of families and professionals who can provide technical solutions and expertise to help families in business succeed. CAFE, as a result, is the voice of family business in Canada. For more information, visit

For more information please contact:

Brenda Knight, Managing Director 

Canadian Association of Family Enterprise Manitoba Chapter
PO Box 45081 RPO Kildonan Place
Winnipeg, MB  R2C 5G5
T. 204-918-6170
F. 204-219-8703

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