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.
This tournament is a much anticipated event for CAFE and raises funds for the John Abbass Scholarship Fund. Join us on September 19 at the Links at Montague in Dartmouth for an afternoon of networking and fun! We thank RBC for their presenting sponsorship for this fundraiser and to our many Hole Sponsors who support this event. To register for this tournament click here.
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.
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.