New Events December 2022 and into Winter! 

So many events coming up into 2023!  Several events are Members Only – so consider joining if you haven’t! 

Momentum is building this winter, so mark your calendar for the following events, and register now for those which are open: 

Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2023
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Strathcona Hotel, Wicket Hall, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

    Sponsored by CIBC Wood Gundy and CIBC Private Banking and CIBC Commercial Banking.

    Victoria Maxwell is a sought-after international (and funny) keynote speaker, performing artist and workshop leader. She uses her personal story of recovery from mental illness to increase awareness, transform negative beliefs and ignite powerful conversations about mental health in the workplace and in family and business.

    Blending 30 years as an actor, and 15 as a wellness warrior, Victoria inspires people to take immediate action to improve their well-being. Prior to her diagnosis, Victoria was an actress during the 90’s, playing small roles opposite actors such as X-Files’ David Duchovny, John Travolta and Johnny Depp. She’s blogged for Psychology Today for over 8 years.

    See promo clip on YouTube>>

    While her story is her own, the messages are universal. Even the most veteran of conference delegates are energized and enlightened by her keynotes and workshops. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has endorsed her one-of-a-kind keynote performances as one of the top anti-stigma interventions that creates lasting shifts.

    If you are interested in participating in sponsorship for this event, please contact

    There is plenty of inexpensive parking at the Library parking garage. Entrance at 745 Broughton St. You can also enter from Courtenay.

    Tickets are $75 for non-members and $60 for members. Includes delicious appetizers and drinks tickets. Performance starts promptly at 5pm, so come at 4:30pm to mingle.

    • 24 May 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Victoria - location TBD

    This event will be of great value for anyone considering a merger or acquisition. Even if you’re not considering one in the next two years, you should always have your business prepared and ready. 

    This session is being designed for all businesses, but with a focus on family-owned companies and their advisors. It will be an in-depth session with insights and expert advice on how to scale up in today’s world. Real life examples and case studies will provide us with the essential steps to grow using a range of strategies from raising capital, to pursuing Mergers and Acquisitions as well as accelerating access to global markets.

    • 27 Sep 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TBD

Past events

02 Mar 2023 Titan Boats Business Tour
16 Feb 2023 February Round Tables on Future of FBA – Bring Your Wisdom and Insight - Choose 1 of 3 - Virtual + In Person
11 Jan 2023 Focus Group for Advisor Members Jan10/11 - Please Choose One
10 Jan 2023 What the Next Generation Wants You to Know
08 Dec 2022 Art of Negotiation with Dan Johnston - Members & Non Members
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - By Zoom
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - In Person
13 Oct 2022 Vancouver Island Family Business Association 2.0 and All That Jazz 2022
01 Jun 2022 2022 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
27 May 2021 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
22 Apr 2021 Managing Personal Relationships as a Family Business Member
14 Apr 2021 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
28 Jan 2021 Value Added Incentives for Family Business Employees
11 Dec 2020 Workplace Stress & Wellness
25 Nov 2020 Tough Talk
28 Oct 2020 Estate Planning Tools for the Family Business
04 Jun 2020 FBA Year-end Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
14 May 2020 Employment Issues
16 Apr 2020 Competitive Disruption, your Next Level of Success
12 Feb 2020 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
12 Dec 2019 Fireside Chat, Workplace Stress & Wellness
13 Nov 2019 Protect your Legacy with Process Benchmarking
09 Oct 2019 The Great Wealth Isn't Coming...It's Already Here
09 May 2019 Workplace Stress & Wellness
14 Mar 2019 Family Business Stories
13 Feb 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
05 Dec 2018 Enterprise Transition 2019
25 Oct 2018 Emotional Intelligence
19 Sep 2018 The Future of Work is NOW
07 Jun 2018 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
26 Apr 2018 Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
14 Mar 2018 Mental Toughness Leadership
08 Feb 2018 FBE Awards
26 Jan 2018 Faxes to Facebook
29 Nov 2017 Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Risks
14 Nov 2017 Dear Younger Me
19 Oct 2017 Leaps & Lessons
08 Jun 2017 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
11 May 2017 Business-Family Governance
16 Mar 2017 Nextgens
16 Feb 2017 Nanaimo Family Business Stories
09 Feb 2017 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards
19 Oct 2016 Family Business Stories