Support Family Enterprise

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for approximately 50% of private sector GDP and close to 7 million jobs.

Simply put, family enterprise matters.

Help us build the future of family enterprise in Canada by donating to Family Enterprise Foundation today.

See our matching fund opportunity →

Learn more about our priority projects →

Double your impact with our matching fund opportunity

We have an ambitious fundraising campaign to fulfill our mission. The James A. Burton & Family Foundation is supporting our campaign by matching donations from other members of our community.

We're so grateful to all those who have stepped up so far. it's your turn to help!

Family Enterprise Foundation is a registered charitable organization:
Your tax-deductible donation will help build a better Canada and a brighter future for our next generation of leaders.

How your donation helps

To remain a strong, independent supporter and voice for family enterprise, your donation will help us build the fundamental infrastructure necessary to carry out our mandate in providing research free from undue influence.

We collaborate with others to provide research-based empirical evidence that supports family enterprises and Family Enterprise Advisors (FEAs) with educational resources, research and a stronger voice.

Priority projects:

Project 1 — Renewing The Family Enterprise Matters Report

The Family Enterprise Matters report, a cornerstone of vital insight into the role of family businesses in Canada's economy, is due for an update at a cost of $100K. In partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, this report has highlighted the importance of family businesses. However, the recent changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate a timely refresh of this report. Your donation will revitalize this vital resource, ensuring its relevance and impact continues.

Project 2 — Launching the Canadian Family Enterprise Sustainability Report

We are excited to announce a pioneering initiative: the Canadian Family Enterprise Sustainability report, aiming for a 2025 release, which will cost $50K. This report will offer pivotal insights into the sustainability practices of family businesses, drawing on data collected in 2023 and continuous monitoring of key indicators. Your support is crucial in leading this endeavour, promoting sustainability and driving thought leadership within the family enterprise space.

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Double your impact by donating today — Your donation will be matched by the James A. Burton & Family Foundation.

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Our Charitable Number: 89362 5046 RR001

Tax receipts are issued according to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines. For inquiries about your tax receipt, please contact us.


Olivier de Richoufftz
General Secretary

Phone: 1-866-849-0099

À travers leur oeuvre, ils ont réussi à communiquer leur réelle passion pour le bien-être des entreprises familiales.
Isabelle Marcoux Vice-President of Development of TC Transcontinental, Quebec
Families are at the heart of everything we do.
Nan-B and Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien Co-Chairs of de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation, Quebec
Each generation has built over the last one.
Paulina Garza Lagüera Gonda Director of FEMSA and Coca Cola FEMSA, British Columbia
Innovation comes with learning faster and cheaper.
Allen S. Taylor Owner of Taylor & Associates, Ontario