FBA VI features a variety of comprehensive, educational programming delivered by dynamic speakers who provide timely, relevant information and resources. FBA VI Members and Future Members in attendance at each event have an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations along with great food making for memorable, long-lasting experiences!

Below are the program highlights and resources provided by our event speakers as well as members of your business family:

Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards & Young Entrepreneur Award 2022

The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI) is pleased to receive nominations for the 2022 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards and Young Entrepreneur Award. These Awards recognize significant achievement made by a Vancouver Island family business and an outstanding Young Entrepreneur.

The awards will be announced in the late January 2022 and presented at:

FBA Awards Gala – April 2022 – date and location to be confirmed

Do you know of a fabulous family business or an outstanding young entrepreneur (Self-nominations encouraged!)

Past Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards recipients: Butler Bros Supplies, Pepper’s Foods, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort; Proline Management; Titan Boats; DriveWise BC; Tru Value Foods; Wilson’s Transportation; Canada Homestay Network; Capital Iron; Country Grocer; McCall Gardens; Pacific Sands Resort; Robinson’s Outdoor Store; Monk Office and Accent Inns.

Past Young Entrepreneur Awards: Elspeth McGillivray, Erin Boggs, Andrew Wilson and Daisy Klaibert

Nominate now! Nominations close on Friday, December 17, 2021

AWARDS Nomination Form 2022

Please underline one or both and explain the reasons for your nomination of the candidate(s) selected on the following page.

Family Business – YES!  I would like to nominate a worthy candidate – A Family Business who has for the past five years been registered in Canada. They must be a family owned, private company, or a public company controlled by an individual or family. The company can operate internationally, but the head office must be in Canada.  Self-nominations will be accepted. Open to FBAVI members and non-members.

Young Entrepreneur – YES!  I would like to nominate an outstanding Young Entrepreneur, under the age of 35 who has been involved in a Vancouver Island family business for a minimum of three years.

The full application package will be sent directly to the nominee.


New educational schedule coming soon for 2022.  Check back for updates.







ELSPETH MCGILLIVARY, Prince of Whales/North island Kayak

2021 Recipient VIDEO

2020 FBA Awards


Continuity Planning for Family-Owned Businesses

This paper was written by Nicole L. Garton, LL.B., TEP, Principal, Heritage Law and President, Heritage Trust for a CBA BC Wills and Trusts Vancouver Section meeting held on January 29, 2019. To view paper, click here.


Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Risks, January 2019

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Download Fillable Workbook:

Chasing Our Dreams & Finding Ourselves


Enterprise Transition 2019, December 2018

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Tool Kit Materials:

Arrowhead Organizational Scan – Fall 2015

Enterprise Succession – Corporate MRI (print)

Enterprise Succession – Transition Assessment Tool (print)


Kerry Brown from Success Biz Coach on Emotional Intelligence, October 2018

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Rocky Ozaki from Now of Work Inc. on The Future of Work is NOW, September  2018

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Denise Lloyd from Engaged HR on Recruitment & Retention Strategies, April 2018

Recruiting Front Line Talent in a Hot Labour Market – Tips for Success


Sean Bacon from Dynamic Shift Consulting on Mental Toughness Leadership, March 2018