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The seminars, programs and events offered by the Alberta Business Family Institute can help you build a successful future for your organization and the members of your family.


A must-attend Alberta business gala dinner, the Signature Event is ABFI’s annual celebration of the history and success of outstanding multi-generational business families. With an attendance of over 600 people combined in Edmonton and Calgary. It is an opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of some of Canada’s most successful businesses and the families who own them.

We are pleased to announce the 19th Signature Event honouring the Rayner Family of VETS Group. Since 2003, Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI) has been sharing the stories of successful business families. Each year, our Signature Event brings together upwards of 600 people over two nights in Edmonton and Calgary. This is not an award or a family of the year designation, rather it is a celebration, highlighting the inner workings of businesses and the families who own them.

ABFI hosts Terry Hay Legacy Series events to celebrate Terry’s commitment to learning and personal development made possible by the Hay Family of Scandinavian Building Services, our 2022 Signature Family

Check out our Family Enterprise Leadership Series brought to you by Canadian Western Bank.

Thanks to Canada Western Bank for their ongoing support of our Family Enterprise Leadership Series. For more information about this partnership

Introducing Table Talk with ABFI! Launching this fall we will be featuring the stories from the boardroom table to the kitchen table with business families across Alberta and beyond. 

BEING PART OF A BUSINESS FAMILY CAN FEEL ISOLATING. Peer groups bring together a group of 8-10 business family leader to share common experiences and solutions to business, family, and governance challenges.

The relaunch of our NxGen Leadership program has been designed to allow the leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to exchange

ideas, pursue learning and share strategies to achieve growth and success on both a professional and personal level. 
Family business peer groups are moderated by professional facilitators from ABFI. These confidential groups often become one’s personal board of advisors, offering support and peer-to-peer learning. Please apply to if you would like more information on our peer groups.

The FEA Program & Designation will expand your expertise and help you bring family-focused and thoughtful solutions to your family enterprise clients. Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program prepares you to be fluent in the complexities and nuances of serving business families. In 2023, Family Enterprise Canada will offer three opportunities for the FEA Programs starting in January, May, and September. Register for the 2023 FEA Program today. For more information contact Tim Mohr at