CAFE Nova Scotia was launched in the fall of 1997. We now recognize our Chapter's beginnings at our annual Peter Wilson Dinner. The late Peter Wilson, Wilson Fuel Co. Ltd. was one of the principal founders of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise’s Nova Scotia Chapter, and is remembered and honored annually at the Peter Wilson Dinner for all he gave toward the development of family business.
CAFE is honored to have Jon Stanfield, President, Stanfield's Canada, join us as our 2015 keynote speaker. Jon is the fifth generation to head the Truro, N.S., based 156-year-old clothing manufacturer. For more details or to register for this event, click here.
Join the conversation and find the support you need in making your family business a success.
CAFE Personal Advisory Groups (PAGs) are operational in CAFE chapters across Canada. Have a look at what members in one chapter say about the experience by clicking on the video below.
Why do PAGs work so well?
Probably the most common challenge family business members face is isolation – it is often difficult to discuss problems with other family members, and those outside family business may not understand the nuances of family enterprise. Participation in a PAG helps resolve this problem by serving as your dedicated 'board of advisors'.
A PAG is a group of 8-12 CAFE members from different non-compteting family businesses who meet monthly to support each other by sharing personal, family and business experiences in a highly confidential and supportive environment. PAGs are open to all family members and CAFE Vancouver Island also provides the opportunity for advisor members to join PAGs upon satisfying some criteria.
PAGs are unique not only because of their specific focus on business family issues, but in terms of the support, mentorship and friendship they provide.
View an outline and register online by clicking on the respective titles.
Early February: Topic: TBC / Host: PWC and Cox & Palmer
February 12: Family or Not – The special challenges of non-family employees. / Host: Dalhousie Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity
March 5: Family Enterprise of the Year Luncheon – Brightwood Golf and Country Club
March 27: Anti Spam Legislation – Nine Months Later! / Host: Cox & Palmer: Stewart Hayne
April 9: SuccessCare - Executor’s School / Host: BDO – Mark Winfield
May 6/7: CAFE Outreach Meet and Greet in Kentville
May 11: Mediating Conflict in the Family Enterprise / Host: Pink Larkin – Joe Folger
Seventy golfers and a dozen volunteers showed up last month to share a day on the beautiful golf course at the Links at Montague. RBC and other hole sponsors put on some challenging games on course and all enjoyed a day of sunshine and exercise. Many thanks to all who supported this year's event, which raises funds for the John Abass Sr. Scholarship Fund.