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The Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity is dedicated to the support and promotion of family businesses and their extraordinary contribution to the economy of Atlantic Canada.

We deliver professional development tailored specifically to the needs of family businesses combined with unique opportunities to network and learn with fellow business families from across the region.

Working collaboratively with our partner organizations across the Atlantic Provinces, the Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity offers:

  • An outreach program for executive learning and training designed to serve families in business, their business and professional advisors, and their senior employees. The program is delivered through courses and educational offerings at Dalhousie University;
  • A resource centre for family businesses to access the skill sets and resources required for facilitating or enhancing family forums or family advisory boards;
  • An academic teaching program at Dalhousie University offering a family business related course in the Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Commerce, and MBA programs; and
  • A research component to encourage and support research on family business issues throughout the region.