Friends of the Family
Family Business Association- Vancouver Island
We are an enjoyable and engaging organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. We focus on providing timely educational events and advisory teams to help contribute to the success of family businesses and we welcome members of all sizes and industry types. Mission: To promote the sustainability and growth of Vancouver Island business families by providing education and support through community and shared experience. 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.
Dalhousie Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity
The Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity is dedicated to the support and promotion of family businesses and their extraordinary contribution to the economy of Atlantic Canada. We deliver professional development tailored specifically to the needs of family businesses combined with unique opportunities to network and learn with fellow business families from across the region. Working collaboratively with our partner organizations across the Atlantic Provinces, the Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity offers: A resource centre for family businesses to access the skill sets and resources required for facilitating or enhancing family forums or family advisory boards; An academic teaching program at Dalhousie University offering a family business related course in the Bachel.
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
The Department of LAE works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential. Educational opportunities are now offered to all members of Family Business Atlantic through the Workplace Education Initiative. Courses take place each week and are available for a maximum of 12 participants, with content ranging from social media, communications to human resources. Workplace Education programs are partnerships between employers, employees and government based on building workplace expertise, promoting understanding, best practice and cost effectiveness for the workplace. Courses offer a variety of benefits to both employees and employers, such as increasing productivity, improving confidence and morale, reducing turnover and creating a culture of learning.
Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is an action centre for philanthropy. They provide the knowledge and support for communities, charities, and citizens to realize their individual potential and collective possibilities. The foundation’s mission is to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy. This strategic partnership supports our annual John Abbass Sr. Memorial Scholarship – helping students of families in business succeed in their post-secondary education pursuits.
Halifax Chamber of Commerce
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a best-practice, business advocacy organization that continuously strives to make Halifax an even more attractive city in which to live, work and play. Together, the approximately 1,600 member businesses and their over 65,000 employees, act as a single powerful voice through the Chamber to promote local business interests. The volunteer board of directors and chamber staff undertake initiatives by request of, and on behalf of our diverse membership. The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the first Chamber established in North America and is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 international quality standard, the first Chamber in North America to receive this accreditation.
Better Business Bureau Atlantic Canada
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada. Like BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers – instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all. BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Almost 400,000 Accredited Businesses meet and commit to our high standards. BBB helps consumers identify trustworthy businesses, and those that aren’t, through more than 4 million BBB Business Reviews. BBB sets standards for and evaluates thousands of advertisements each year to ensure that people can trust what advertisers say. BBB sets standards for and evaluates the practices of thousands of charities so that donors know where their money is going. BBB coaches businesses on ethical behavior and how to build stronger, more trusting relationships with their customers. BBB offers its national and local consumer services online and in person. Through our efforts, BBB helps millions of people each year.