Membership Benefits

What is FBAVI?

Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1999 to promote the well-being, understanding and success of families in business. FBAVI provides services, resources and support to those involved in family enterprise, including family members and their advisors. FBAVI provides a forum for families and their advisors to share ideas, learn best practices and build collective skills.

Our mission

To promote the sustainability and growth of Vancouver Island business families by providing education and support through community and shared experience.

Our vision

We are an engaged and supportive community of vibrant Vancouver Island business families and advisors who connect, share ideas and learn from each others’ unique experiences.

How Can FBAVI Help You?

We help you to navigate the unique dynamics of family business. FBAVI focuses on delivering programs and services in three areas:

  • Educational Programming
  • Family Business Advisory Teams (FBA Teams)
  • Relevant Resources and Information

Educational Programming

Workshops & Seminars

FBAVI offers a variety of educational programs during the year, all geared towards family business.

Workshops vary and depend on what members would like to see. Family Business Stories are always a draw. We encourage educational events that include member discussions and interaction with the presenters.

Family Business Advisory Teams (FBA Teams)

Your Own Dedicated “Board of Advisors”

An FBA Team is a group of 8-12 FBAVI members from different non-competing family businesses and advisors who meet monthly to support each other by sharing both personal and business experiences in a confidential and supportive environment. FBAVI provides excellent resource materials and moderator training, along with $500 annually to help cover the costs of an FBA Team retreat.

FBA Team discussions focus on areas unique to family business, including:

  • Developing a continuity plan consistent with family values and traditions.
  • Family governance including managing family conflict, rivalry and communications.
  • Successfully bringing family members into the business.
  • Growing the business while maintaining family harmony.
  • Passing along vision and values to the next generation.

What is the cost to join FBAVI?

All membership applications are online. GST is added to all fees below.

Sign Up Dates Program Costs Renewal Dates Renewal Costs
Sept 1st - Feb 28/29th $699 Sept 1st $699
Mar 1st - May 31st $300 Sept 1st $699
Jun 1st - Aug 31st NO COST Sept 1st $699

Save $100

Members who join FBA VI from March 1st to May 31st and choose to revew their September 1st membership of $699 early, receive a discount of $100 of a total cost of $899. Email to inquire: info@familybusinessassociationvi.ca

Pay Monthly

Members who choose to pay monthly will be charged $70/month for twelve automacilly deducted payments. Email to inquire: info@familybusinessassociationvi.ca

What is FBAVI’s source of revenue?

Membership fees, sponsorships and event registrations are our sources of revenue. As a not-for-profit association we manage an annual break-even budget of approximately $80,000 in order to develop and deliver top quality events and programming to our members.

How does FBAVI handle the administrative and managerial tasks of the organization?

The work of the organization could not be possible without the valued volunteer work of board members and other FBAVI members. A single part-time staff member who functions as the Executive Director works with the board and committees to provide comprehensive membership services.

More Questions

Please contact our Executive Director to answer any further questions and arrange for you to talk to an FBAVI member if desired.

Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director Family Business Association Vancouver Island

Phone: 1-250 532-2402
Address: Box 8482 STN Central, Victoria BC V8W 3S1
Email: fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca