Propelling business forward.

Family Business Atlantic is a non-profit, membership-driven organization supporting business growth in Atlantic Canada. Our focus is supporting the fabric of the regional economy — families in business. Whether a business directly employs family members or receives their financial or emotional support, we exist to help them thrive through peer-to-peer groups, networking events and educational resources.


Connecting and supporting families in business to drive economic prosperity in Atlantic Canada.


Canada’s most respected family business network.


Collaboration, accessibility, family business & learning.

Who are our members?

Members of Family Business Atlantic span all sectors and sizes across the region.

Businesses involving family members

Businesses owned, funded or supported by and/or employing family members.

Small-medium size business owners

Not all family businesses self-identify as such. Atlantic Canada is rich with businesses that employ family members or have some form of family support.


Starting out, entrepreneurs may not realize their connection to a family business, but are prime examples of receiving family support.


Consultants, executives and advisors add value by sharing advice and guidance for family businesses. Our trusted advisors work in many areas of business including legal, human resources, marketing, sales, finance, public relations, technology and wealth management.

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