Canadian Franchise Association

Advancing & Supporting the Franchise Community Since 1967

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. The CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 700 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, the CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and Canadian franchise opportunities. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million Canadians. The CFA produces Franchise Canada, the Franchise Canada Shows, and LookforaFranchise.ca.

Find a Franchise

Find a Franchise

Browse the CFA's online member directory to find your perfect franchise fit!
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Franchise Your Business

Franchise Your Business

Learn tips and resources to help you turn your small business into a franchise system.
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Become a Member

Become a Member

Discover the benefits of membership with the Canadian Franchise Association.
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Advocacy

Advocacy

We amplify the understanding and power of franchising in Canada by advocating on issues that impact the dream of building their business through franchising.
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Education & Information

Education & Information

We deliver the learning and networking opportunities for everyone in the franchise community to make franchising stronger.
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Corporate Offerings

Corporate Offerings

We provide our members with credibility and a full range of programs and services to help them grow through the support of the franchise community.
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Lead Generation

Lead Generation

We help everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own businesses and connect people with opportunities in franchising.
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Latest Issue of Franchise Canada!

Celebrate the best in franchising in Franchise Canada’s excellence in franchising!

This issue highlights the stories behind some of the strongest brands in the industry. The November/December issue is sure to inspire prospective franchisees to achieve entrepreneurial success as we highlight the accomplishments of the CFA Award of Excellence winners, a Franchisee of the Year, and provide other engaging content that celebrates the pinnacle of achievement within Canadian franchising.

Franchise Canada Nov/Dec 2018 Issue:

Now available online and on newsstands across the country. Read the latest articles from the November/December 2018 issue today!

Our Latest News

Blog Posts

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FRANCHISE RESEARCH REPORTS:
Economic Impact & Franchise Forecast

Canada’s franchise industry is expected to grow across the country in 2018. Which sectors will experience the most growth? Which provinces will see the biggest increases in franchise-related GDP, job creation, and new franchise openings?

The Canadian Franchise Association’s Economic Impact Report and 2018 Franchise Forecast present a  state of the nation and outlook for franchising in Canada.

For franchisors operating in Canada, this is vital information you can use when planning your expansion efforts and modeling system-wide performance.

Prepared for the Canadian Franchise Association by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis, this report gives an in-depth look at what's happening in Canadian franchising - from the economy to employment to growth both nationally and provincially.

Learn how you can download the Economic Impact Report and 2018 Franchise Forecast.





FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a franchise?

Franchising is a method of doing business in which one person, the franchisor, grants another, the franchisee, certain rights contained in the franchise agreement. (Learn More)

What are the benefits of buying a franchise?

Franchising is an attractive and powerful way for Canadians to achieve success as small business owners. (Learn More)

What are the benefits of franchising my business?

Franchising can help businesses expand by having franchisees invest in the concept and open and operate locations under the business’ brand. (Learn more.)

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Thank you to the following members who are National Sponsors and support CFA throughout the year:

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Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
116-5399 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 5K6

T: 416-695-2896
F: 416-695-1950
E: info@cfa.ca
H: Weekdays, 9am-5pm





Upcoming Events

  1. Franchise Canada Show in Toronto

    February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019
  2. Franchise Your Business Seminar (Toronto)

    February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. CFA National Convention

    April 7, 2019 - April 9, 2019