CALGARY, AB, February 17, 2016 - Multi-generational family business leaders from across Canada will meet in Calgary May 16-18, 2016 at the Family Business Symposium to share insights on how to avoid the “shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations” phenomenon. This proverbial old saying describes the fact that relatively few family businesses survive into the 3rd generation. The conference, conducted annually by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), is the only one of its kind in Canada and focuses on “building strong families for successful transitions.”
Earlier this year we announced an exciting initiative to unify and transform CAFE to deliver better member value, dramatically expand the size of our business family community, and help Canadian business families experience better outcomes and success. I'm happy to report that we are making excellent progress but also wanted to start engaging you on a deeper level so you better understand what we are doing, the necessity for doing it, and secure your support to make it happen!
CAFE is pleased to announce the Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI) at the University of Alberta School of Business as our newest Educational Partner. CAFE and the ABFI will work together to improve access to as well as promote greater awareness of each other's educational programs and events to their respective members. The ABFI is committed to providing educational opportunities to help business families succeed so the partnership represents a good fit for CAFE and its members.
CAFE’s national educational partner, the Business Families Centre at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, has launched new educational programs designed for business family members like you. Taught by thought leaders in the field, these programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to grow your business and make the right decisions for your family.
Oakville, ON, June 11, 2015 - The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) lent it’s support to a new private member’s bill introduced in the House of Commons today by Emmanuel Dubourg, Liberal MP for Bourassa. Bill C-691, if passed, will change the Income Tax Act and lessen the tax burden imposed on business owners who transfer along their business to their children or grandchildren. Under the existing tax rules, business owners selling their business to family members pay more tax than if they were selling to a third party.