AGM & Share the Experience Breakfast with The Next Generation

February 8, 2017


CAFE Ottawa Member-Only AGM
Wednesday, February 8 | 7:30 am – 9:30 am
urban element | 424 Parkdale Avenue

With special guest Mark Sutcliffe! Mark will talk about his new book Long Road to Boston: what it takes to chase a life-long dream after previous failure and the power of setting ambitious goals. Copies of the book will be given to attendees.

CAFE Canada is going through an exciting metamorphosis! Through the transition, our core value of helping family businesses and the PAG’s will remain, but what surrounds them is set for a major overhaul. It is not just in name but in approach, financial clout, and marketing capacity. The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX), provides backing and exposure that CAFE was never previously able.

We currently represent 55 family businesses in Ottawa, and want to see that increase to 100, and beyond. With FEX we are confident in our ability to do so. Your local board has carefully reviewed the proposals and agree unanimously that a transition to FEX is best for the future of the Ottawa chapter. However, CAFE is your association and your voice is critical. Please join us on Wednesday, February 8th to reconnect with other members and cast your vote.

We strongly encourage all CAFE members to participate in this historic meeting to ensure your voice is heard as we embark on an exciting new journey to better serve business families and help unite them across the generations.

At this AGM, members will vote to dissolve and transfer all CAFE Ottawa assets, on the Board’s recommendation, to CAFE Canada for subsequent transfer to the Family Enterprise Xchange. If you cannot attend, please submit the Appointment of Proxy to

Register Online

Kindly RSVP for this meeting so we can maintain accurate records for the resolution vote. To register online, click here.

Help us shape the future of family business in Ottawa through advocacy and peer support!

Get Informed

Please follow these links for information about FEX and our plans for the future in order to make a reasoned decision on how to vote on the resolution:

If you have any questions about the transition, please feel free to contact:

Erin Binks
FEX Ottawa, Managing Director
Danielle Walsh
FEX Ottawa, Chapter President

Hope to see you there!

Erin Binks
Family Enterprise Xchange, Ottawa | 613.232.2233


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*Parking is on a first come first served basis directly across the street at the Parkdale United Church, please use the Parkdale entrance.