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Webinars (live or archived) are complimentary for CFA members or $79 per webinar for non-members.



May Webinars

Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts and Bolts

Presented by: Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP
Presentation Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost:  Free for CFA members | $79 non-members

Ned Levitt


There is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation, and British Columbia will have such a statute in force very soon. These statutes are consistent in requiring the delivery of a comprehensive franchise disclosure document before a prospective franchisee pays any money or enters into an agreement relating to the franchise.

  • The court decisions to date have demonstrated a clear judicial predisposition to a strict interpretation of the wording of the statutes and a willingness to afford aggrieved franchisees their requested remedies.
  • All of these statutes provide for the significant remedy of rescission for non-disclosure or sufficiently defective disclosure. The courts have also demonstrated a willingness to find sufficient defects to support a rescission remedy even from minor administrative errors.
  • There is a growing body of legal literature discussing many aspects of franchise disclosure legislation in Canada. However, what is missing is a concise summary of some of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences.

What This Webinar is Intended to Do:
This webinar will provide a concise and practical summary of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences. Some of the information is directed to all preparers of disclosure documents, some to particular preparers and some to specific situations giving rise to the need to disclose.

What This Webinar is Not Intended to Do:
This webinar is not a “how to prepare a franchise disclosure document”. Rather, it deals only with many of the critical topics in the disclosure process. Most of all, this webinar is not intended to be legal advice for the audience or to replace the need to use other material in the preparation of franchise disclosure documents or for competent legal advice from a lawyer experienced in franchise law.


Leveraging Social Media and LinkedIn for business and personal branding

Presented by: Roisin Bonner, Earned Media Lead, Microsoft Canada
Presentation Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE (This webinar is sponsored by Microsoft)

Roisin Bonner

A few years ago, small businesses questioned whether using social media was worth the investment. Today, the question is not if you should use social media, but how you should use it to propel your business forward.

This webinar will discuss the differences between Social Media for your personal brand, and using Social as a strategic tool for your business. Microsoft together with LinkedIn will explore:

  1. How to create the optimal Personal LinkedIn Profile
  2. LinkedIn Engagement: Company Pages, Groups, Social Selling and more
  3. How to amplify your content on Social Media (i.e. content on your website or blog)
  4. And how to use LinkedIn to acquire new customers

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Spring Training: 4-Part Webinar Series to Get Your Franchise in Top Shape!

Presented by: Jason Gehrke, Franchise Council of Australia
Presentation Dates: May 30, June 1, June 6 and June 8
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Cost: $199 members | $399 non-members

Jason Gehrke

Is it time to get your franchise processes back into shape? Join Jason Gehrke, franchise educator and deputy chairman of the Franchise Council of Australia, for a four-part webinar series this spring.

Each 90-minute webinar will go in-depth on a specific challenge faced by franchisors, offering tips and insights from Jason’s more than 25 years experience (including three stints as a franchisor) in Australia’s highly dynamic franchise sector.

Click here to learn more about each webinar and to register.

June Webinars

Leveraging Linkedin for Franchise Growth

Presented by: Frances Leary, Wired Flare Inc.
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost:  Free  for CFA members | $79 non-members

Frances Leary


LinkedIn is one of the most under-utilized tools for franchise growth. With it you can increase your visibility in online search, connect with more prospects and supporters, brand members of your franchise team as experts in your field, and grow your franchise in all its locations.

During this presentation you will learn:

  • The importance of keywords and where and how to use the on LinkedIn
  • How to enhance your profile
  • How to connect as a professional
  • How to connect as a brand
  • The power of engaging in groups
  • How to use LinkedIn as a sales tool to grow your business
  • How to use LinkedIn to power both your franchise and your franchisees in this informative presentation