Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI)


Resource Links

  • Home of the Family Business Consulting Group and Family Enterprise Publishers.
  • is a resource site with various publications.  The site is run by Paul Karofsky of Northeastern University.
  • IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, is geared towards advancing family business research, theory and practice through enhanced collaboration and accelerated learning based on world best practice.
  • Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Authority markets the products, services and technologies of seven partnering municipalities and 2,600 companies in Alberta's International Region.
  • The Business Link is a not-for-profit organization proudly supported by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. As a member of the Canada Business Network, The Business Link is connected to similar centres across Canada providing services to entrepreneurs.
  • FBN articulates the positive role of family business and its contribution to the economy and society 

Member Based Organizations

  • The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) is a not-for-profit national organization established in 1983, dedicated to promoting the well-being and understanding of families in business.
  • The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers and to raising public awareness about trends and developments in the family business field.

Family Business Centres

  • Centro De Empresas Familiares (CEFAM) at the Tec de Monterrey school in Guadalajara, Mexico (Spanish language website)
  • The UMass Family Business Centre assists family companies to recognize common problems and find solutions to their unique challenges.

University of Alberta Links