CAFE CAFE Canada Zend_Feed_Writer 1.6.1 ( CAFE Stands With Fort McMurray I have no doubt you are watching with concern the frightening situation unfolding in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The wildfires have forced a mandatory evacuation of people from their homes and businesses (many of which are family businesses); some leaving with just the clothes on their backs. 

This is the largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history with tens of thousands displaced and the situation could get worse with rapidly changing weather conditions.
Mon, 16 May 2016 17:50:18 +0000 0
Canadian Family Businesses Honoured OAKVILLE, ON, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) announced that Sutton Financial Group, a family owned financial planning firm based in Saskatoon is the recipient of the national CAFE Family Enterprise of the Year Award for 2016. Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in Kelowna, BC and Fisher Transport Ltd. in Shubenacadie, NS were also recognized as national finalists in the annual competition.

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:02:03 +0000 0
Open Letter to CAFE Members March 11, 2016

To all members of CAFE and IFEA:

At our webinar on March 11, 2016, we outlined a new vision to transform the family enterprise experience in Canada for business families and their advisors. To view the webinar recording, click here.

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:52:01 +0000 0
Family Business Leaders Unite To Discuss Intergenerational Harmony and Success 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.”

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:41:53 +0000 0
Notice of CAFE Canada 2015 AGM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting for the Corporation of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise will be held by teleconference on: February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:21:34 +0000 0
Unifying CAFE to help business families experience better outcomes across the generations To all members of CAFE across Canada,

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!

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:31:36 +0000 0
CAFE and ABFI enter into Educational Partnership 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.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:20:20 +0000 0
Want to grow your family business? 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.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:25:39 +0000 0
CAFE supports proposed bill to correct tax system flaw affecting family business transfers 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.

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:08:55 +0000 0
Canadian Family Business Leaders Assemble to Share Best Practices OAKVILLE, ON, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Leaders of family businesses from across Canada will converge in Toronto May 20-22, 2015 for the Family Business Symposium hosted by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE).  This year's event features educational workshops and keynote presentations from such prominent family business leaders as Rob Sobey of Sobeys/Empire Inc., Tim Hogarth of Pioneer Energy, Llewellyn Smith of E.D. Smiths & Sons, and Toronto's own Larry Rosen of Harry Rosen's. The conference's theme of 'helping business families succeed' is appropriate considering family business constitutes an estimated 80% of all businesses worldwide and 70-90% of global GDP. Baby-boomers are retiring in increasing numbers and many family businesses must deal with the transition of the family's business and wealth in coming years.

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:46:20 +0000 0
Positioning CAFE for the future Dear CAFE Member,

I am writing to share an exciting new initiative that will transform the future of CAFE, deliver better member value, and dramatically increase the size of our family business community.

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:29:23 +0000 0
Top Canadian Family Businesses Honoured Oakville, ON, April 1, 2015 - The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) today announced that Morley Hoppner, a construction and development services firm based in Ottawa, ON, has been selected to receive the prestigious Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) for 2015.  The national award will be presented at a spectacular gala dinner at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on May 21, 2015.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:11:15 +0000 0
Top Canadian Family Businesses Honoured (short version) OAKVILLE, ON, March 31, 2015 - The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) today announced that Morley Hoppner, an Ottawa-based construction firm, was selected as the recipient of the national Family Enterprise of the Year Award for 2015 and Liquiforce and Cresco were recognized as National Finalists.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:48:14 +0000 0
Celebrating the Contribution of Business Families! Join us for this spectacular gala celebration, featuring Canadian Football League legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons, as we honour the 2015 CAFE Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) Recipient and celebrate the contribution of family business to Canada’s culture and economy.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:12 +0000 0
Notice of CAFE Canada 2014 AGM If you will not be participating in the AGM teleconference, we ask that members please take a moment to complete and return this AGM Proxy by Friday, February 20, 2015.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:31:21 +0000 0