About Us

About CAFE Ottawa

In the mid 1980’s, John Pigott of Morrison Lamothe, and several other prominent Ottawa business families, founded the Ottawa Chapter of Canadian Association of Family Enterprise as a one-of-a-kind local association that would serve the unique needs of family-owned businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Their goal was to create opportunities for members of family businesses to connect with each other and acquire new knowledge that would help personal and business growth.

We Welcome Family-Owned Businesses Of All Sizes

CAFE Ottawa welcomes all family owned businesses in the city of Ottawa and surrounding areas.

CAFE Ottawa members include established family businesses that have become household names as well as small and emerging family-run businesses. CAFE Ottawa has something to offer every family business looking to connect, learn and grow.

We believe that where there is a family business, there is a need for CAFE.

CAFE Ottawa Board of Directors

CAFE Ottawa is grateful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteer board of directors who give generously of their time and expertise to help our association and its members. Interested in becoming a member of the board of directors of CAFE Ottawa? Email us!

Danielle Walsh
Walsh Family Business Advisory Services

Vice President
Nancy-Lee Glover
Glover Customs Brokers

Mat Irwin
Welch LLP

Past President
Grant Walsh
KPMG Family Enterprise

Directors at Large
Deborah Mohr-Caldwell
Goldie Mohr Limited

Kim Lackey
Morley Hoppner

Managing Director
Erin Binks
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise Ottawa Chapter


CAFE Ottawa Sponsors

CAFE Ottawa is fortunate to have the generous support of local family-owned businesses as well as individuals who have provided both time and funding for a number of important marketing initiatives including, videos and the development of this website.

CAFE Ottawa Gold Sponsors



CAFE Ottawa Supporting Sponsors

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CAFE Ottawa Media Sponsors

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