FALL Newsletter

FBA - Family Business Association of Vancouver Island

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A Message from FBAVI

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and are excited about the return of fall!

This past year has been one of transition. With limited ability to connect in person with live events, the postponing of our FBA Awards Night, we focused on providing relevant topics to help you and your organizations grow. In addition, the transition learning series well received with very valuable sharing of transitions from one generation to another.

There are four months remaining in this calendar year and what a great time to revisit your vision, mission and core values. Is it still relevant? Do you need a little updating? Where are you at with your goals and strategy? Need to make sure you team is aligned and ready to have a strong last quarter?

Here at FBAVI we are ready to bring valuable content for your growth, greater focus on the importance of FBAT and continue to build the membership with vibrant and diverse family businesses. Our 2021-22 year is just getting started and we look forward to sharing more details in the upcoming weeks.

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FBA is committed to keeping our members and guests safe by following COVID-19 guidelines. We are just working on the fall and winter line-up and welcome your input. We hope to have a combination of Virtual and Live Events. Look for some upcoming updates as we finalize these plans.

The Transition Group Series was a tremendous success in 2021. We are looking for other family businesses who are in the process or completed a transition from one generation to the next. This series will run from January to April. Please contact Bryan at fba@familybusinessassocationvi.ca for additional information.

Did you know:

· About 4/5 of businesses in Canada are family owned.

· Less than 1/3 of family businesses survive the departure of the founder.

· Succession planning can be a difficult thing because it is tied up with the hard-to-face fact that the owner is going to retire.


If you are looking for resources?

We are here to assist our members save some time finding the resources or connections. Contact Bryan at fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca anytime. Here are some links:

My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program - Victoria area only

Covid19 Support for BC Businesses - various support programs

BC Vaccine Card - learn the facts

Build. Grow.Thrive.- Small Business free 1 day virtual event



We would like to highlight the work of family businesses in the community. Plus if you have something to promote, looking to add to your team - the need for recruiting or looking for connections we would more than happy to share your details.

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Seaflora Skincare gives back.

In addition to our monthly contribution; for all of September Seaflora Skincare will donate 3% of total online sales to the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society / Jack Brooks Hatchery. Our donation goal of $600.00 = 8500 salmon hatched, raised and released into the Salish Sea. https://www.seafloraskincare.com/


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Best-Selling Business Resource Guide – coming soon!

The Business Diagnostics 4th Edition is a comprehensive textbook written by three successful and deeply experienced business professionals that provides a pragmatic framework for sizing up the health of a company, proper financing, and planning strategies.

For a limited time, the newly released 4th Edition of the Business Diagnostics digital eBook will be available free of charge to FBA members. Watch for this in your inbox later this month!

“The one business textbook you will keep on your desk… and actually use!”

Learn more about the book: https://www.ceobusinessdiagnostics.com/


Paid Sick Leave On-line Survey - BC Government

Our government is currently conducting a public consultation on permanent paid sick leave to replace the temporary COVID-related paid sick leave brought in this year. These consultations will help determine the length of paid sick leave and other related benefits. Your voice and experience are important, and I hope you will participate.There are two opportunities to have your voice heard:

First, please consider filling out the Paid Sick Leave Online Survey by 4pm on Tuesday September 14th. Second, on September 20th, the BC Government will release proposed models for our permanent paid sick leave program on the Government Engagement website. Make sure to review and comment on the models when they’re released.

BC will be the first province in Canada to create a system for paid leave for illness or injury – help us get it right.

Grace Lore

MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill

Welcome New Members

FBA welcomes our newest, valued members:

Advisor Member, The Hillyard Stephen Group, Jeremy Stephen

Become a Member

FBA helps you navigate the unique dynamics of owning a family business.

FBA has been providing a community of support to family businesses on Vancouver Island since 1999. We help families in business succeed through shared experience, education and resources. FBAVI is where Vancouver Island business families go to connect, grow and learn for sustainable success across generations.

Member Benefits

  • Networking and discussions with like-minded professionals
  • Smaller group Advisory Teams for peer support
  • Sharing experiences & best practices
  • Educational workshops and seminars

Who Benefits?

Founders and successors of family businesses, spouses, and children (active or not) and key staff members and advisors.

How Can I Join?

Visit our website Become a Member

More Information

Call or email us to schedule an introductory meeting.



FBA - Family Business Association Vancouver Island

Our Mission - To promote the sustainability and growth of Vancouver Island business families by providing education and support through community and shared experience.

Our 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.

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We welcome your comments and ideas for newsletter articles.

Contact Bryan Burns, Executive Director

E. fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca
T. 250-532-2402
W. www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca