What We Do
BFF provides a gateway to powerful educational experiences that help family enterprises address their unique challenges. Using a multi-faceted, collaborative approach, BFF connects business families with meaningful educational support.
BFF is driven by its unique combination of three pillars of activity:
We support the development and growth of an international network of University-based Centres for family enterprises to sustain regional help to business families
We produce and disseminate high-quality, multimedia assisted educational material for business families, professionals working with business families, and undergraduate & graduate students, and
We train, coach and connect an international team of facilitators and mentors using BFF educational material and other support material to assist local communities
The result is a wide range of effective educational solutions: from online courses that allow you to begin addressing your business family's challenges right now, to multi-day workshops delivered with our partners that allow your family to learn and solve issues together.
BFF Activities - The Three Pillars
- aTo support the establishment
and continuity of an international
network of University-based
- b To produce and
assisted educational material
for use with Business Families,
Professionals and Students
- c To train, coach &
connect an international
team of Facilitators / Mentors
in using BFF material to assist
Business Families, Professionals
These activities are made possible through business families supporting the BFF Global Education Fund.
Did you know?
In establishing the Business Families Foundation, our goal was to help entrepreneurial families address their particular challenges and grow their business, at a time where very little support was offered to them.
In the past 20 years, we have achieved significant milestones. These include:
Helping develop University-based Centres for Family Enterprises across Canada
Teaching hundreds of business families members worldwide
Training professional advisors to support business families in a way that is relevant and meaningful to them
Training over 60 facilitators in using BFF educational material with local communities
Encouraging the development of outstanding research in the field of family business
Creating innovative audio-visual assisted educational programs
“We came to ask some questions and we got a whole book of answers. We came to get some advice and you provided a whole team of experts. All I can say is a most sincere thanks.”
Business family participating
in a BFF workshop