FEA Designation

Family Enterprises are the foundational pillars of prosperity and economic growth in most industrialized countries around the world. Today - more than at any point in history - we have a greater understanding of the nature of Family Enterprises and their impact on our economies.

Approximately one third of family entrepreneurs are planning to transition leadership of their businesses and wealth in the very near future. 90% of them expect to transition leadership to a family member. Generational transition is one of the most important challenges Family Enterprises face, and is a critical issue for which they seek strong, clear and, engaged advice.

Families add an element of continuity and long-term thinking to their businesses that many non-family enterprises lack.

The Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program and Designation will reinforce your standing and expertise in this growing and critical sector of the business world and help you bring timely and thoughtful solutions to the family table.

Be fluent in Family Enterprise.

We know:

  • Family business directly generates nearly 50% of private sector GDP, annually.
  • Family enterprise employs roughly 7 million Canadians.
  • Family businesses account for 90% of jobs generated by small and medium-sized companies in Canada.
  • Over 50% of all charitable donations are given by family businesses.


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