Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI)


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Find out more about Effective Governance and the Family Enterprise

ABFI offers valuable programs, services, and advice

Consider the facts. Family-owned business:

  • Generates approximately 60% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product
  • Employs 6 million workers in Canada (both full-time and part-time)
  • Creates 70% of all new jobs in North America
  • Provides 55% of all charitable donations

Staggering, isn’t it? Yet, 70% of family-owned businesses fail before they are passed on to the second generation. That figure jumps to 88% for third-generation succession and 97% for fourth.

Support, networking, and resources for family-owned business

The Alberta Business Family Institute recognizes the vital impact of family enterprise on our economy, as well as the specialized needs of this unique entity. ABFI is committed to improving the statistics through the provision of essential tools, guidance and knowledge in such areas as:

  • succession and estate planning
  • corporate governance
  • leadership development
  • conflict resolution
  • and more

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