The June 1-3, 2020 Canadian Employee Ownership Conference has been postponed until May 31st - June 2nd, 2021.  Find more details here.

Get Ready for our 2021 Event

If you’re interested in learning about strategies to boost your employee ownership culture or if you’d like to learn how equity sharing can help you grow or exit your business, this is the conference to attend. The ESOP Association Canada’s 2021 Canadian Employee Ownership Conference will feature insights from some of Canada’s leading employee owned companies, as well as advisors and experts who can answer all your employee ownership questions.

May 31st - June 2nd, 2021

Regina, SK

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Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone interested or involved in equity sharing as an effective tool for business growth and exit planning. We’re anticipating an influential cross-sector participant group including business owners and CEOs of small and medium sized privately-held companies, employee-owners, executive leaders from large and medium public companies, co-op directors, and professional advisors.

Click here to watch a 2 minute video from our 2018 conference.

Take a look at who's speaking.

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Jessie Votary

Ramshackle Industries
Fearless Leader, President

Ramshackle Industries – Bravely Onward

I am often called the mastermind behind the growing empire but I am also the plumber, grease trap expunger (when necessary), general contractor, emotional labourer, and future woman of leisure (hopefully).

For now, I can be found sporting a crinoline and doing whatever needs doing to keep 5 restaurants and an accommodation moving forward and creating spaces where worker-owners have a chance at a retirement plan and year round employment that helps them buy houses!

Ramshackle Industries (The Red Rabbit, AVEC, Old Man & Son, Pollo Morta, Somewhere *a restaurant, Chez Lapin)

Coming Soon

We are working to put together the 2021 speaker line-up and hope it will be similar to this 2020 line-up

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Eben Louw


How do ESOPs Fit in, Fuel and Adapt to the Strategic Plans of Good Companies

Eben Louw, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Abbotsford office. Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Eben delivers assurance and taxation services to clients across a broad range of industries.

Eben’s services include strategic planning, helping companies share profits and ownership with their employees, as well as succession services through MNP’s proprietary SMARTshare and ExitSMART programs.

Depending on his clients’ specific needs, Eben delivers programs and workshops in a variety of areas, including ownership and team succession, retirement planning for owners, and strategic goal-setting for senior leadership teams. He has been coaching clients and their families for years, helping them prepare and grow for the next step in their own transition. He firmly believes teams will achieve more if they plan ahead with a clear path for execution of the truly important aspects of their business.

Eben is a frequent speaker at industry events and was the author of a highly respected training workshop focused on successfully addressing the transition and leadership changes of key employees.

Eben was designated a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Canada in 2003 and in South Africa in 2002. He has Bachelor degrees in Accounting (Hons.), Commerce (Hons.) and Military Science and holds a Masters degree in Strategic Foresight. In a volunteer capacity, Eben is an elder with his local church and volunteers for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

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