About Family Business Association

We are an enjoyable and engaging organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. We focus on providing timely educational events and

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Join a Family Business Advisory Team

This is your unique opportunity to learn from each other, to work on your family business opportunities and challenges, and to have the security of

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New Season of
Dynamic Programming

2018/19 Program Schedule - Mark your Calendar

Upcoming Event: March 14, 5:30-8:00pm


Join three entrepreneurs who will tell their stories about expanding their family businesses outside of Victoria:

What motivated them? How did they do it?
What challenges did they face? What lessons did they learn?
Would they do it again?

Your ticket includes dinner.

Members: $55 (plus GST); Non-members: $75 (plus GST)


An Evening of Celebration

On February 13, FBAVI held their annual gala to celebrate and honour outstanding Vancouver Island family businesses including the recipient of the 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award Proline Management Ltd. along with finalists Bliss and Be Love and Two Eagles Lodge B & B as well as the recipient of the 2019 Family Business Young Entrepreneur Award Andrew Wilson of The Wilson’s Group of Companies.

View our photo gallery for our 2019 Family Business Excellence & Young Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony, click here.

Growing the Family Business is Growing the People

Listen as 'The Founder' Eric Spurling, his wife and 'Strategic Advisor' Marilyn Spurling as well as their son and President Andy Spurling of Proline Management Ltd. share a powerful message about how growing the family business is growing the people.  

Leaning on Peers for Advice

Listen as the recipient of the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Award: Andrew Wilson of The Wilson’s Group of Companies shares an inspiring message of how the FBAVI has helped his family business with succession planning as well as given them a space where peers (others who are also part of a family business) can lean on each other for advice, learn from one another's mistakes, lessons... Congratulations Andrew!

Thank You to Our 2018-19 Valued Sponsors


(Photo Courtesy of Brittany) Sponsors gather for a group photograph at the annual 2019 Family Business Excellence & Young Entrepreneur Awards Gala held at the Union Club. Missing in the photo: Don Mann Excavating; Rinald Tax Advisory; and Schibli Stedman King Chartered Accountants.


Experience FBA VI - WATCH VIDEO!

Year-End Social

June 2019, date & times TBA, Year-End Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy, HarbourCats game on Hop-On Hop-Off bus hosted by Wilson’s Transportation.

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Workplace Stress & Wellness

Identify signs of burnout, ways you can deal with impact of stress, and come away with tools that are critical for wellness and professional resiliency.

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