Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA)
Established in 1986, the Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) is given annually by Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) to celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy. Each year, business families across Canada are nominated and recognized at regional FEYA celebrations. Each regional recipient is then considered for the National FEX Family Enterprise of the Year Award chosen by a volunteer selection committee and presented at the National FEYA celebration.
The 2020 National FEYA Finalists will be celebrated at the Canadian Family Enterprise Forum.
Now accepting nominations for FEYA 2021 — nominate a deserving family business today!
Do you know a family business that deserves to be celebrated?
Have you come across a family business who has made a big impact in their community? Did they successfully pivot during COVID-19? Or maybe they have that special “X Factor.”
Does this sound like a business you know? Perhaps even your family business? Nominate them for the Family Enterprise of the Year Award.
If you want to apply on behalf of your own family business, skip the nomination form and download an application form.
Eligible family businesses must download and submit an application form by April 30.
Regional FEYA finalists will be celebrated by the family business community, Fall/Winter 2021.
Regional FEYA recipients and the national winner will be honoured at Symposium 2022.
To be eligible, you must be a family-owned business defined as a private or public company, organization or holding company that has the following characteristics:
- Employs family members
- Multi-generational (now or in the future)
Family Enterprise of the Year Award Recipients
|2018||ATCO Wood Products|
|2017||Larsen & Shaw|
|2016||Sutton Financial Group|
|2013||Archway Insurance, Ltd.|
|2012||Halifax Seed Company|
|2011||Saskatoon Funeral Home|
|2010||Beau’s Natural Brewing Company|
|2009||The Bragg Group of Companies|
|2004||Samuel Son & Co. Limited|
|2002||Cardinal Meat Specialists|
|1999||Sifton Properties Ltd.|
|1997||The BC Bearing Group|
|1995||The Price Family Group|
|1994||St. Joseph Printing|
|1993||H.J. Langen & Sons|
|1992||Duha Colour Services|
|1991||St. Hubert Bar-B-Q|
|1990||Rogers Communications Inc.|
|1989||The Pioneer Group|
|1987||The Bentall Group|
|1986||E.D. Smith & Sons Ltd.|