About the Canadian Franchise Association | CFA

About CFA


To help everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business.


To amplify the understanding and power of franchising in Canada by:

  • Advocating on the issues that impact this dream
  • Connecting people with opportunity
  • Delivering learning opportunities that make franchising stronger


The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. 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, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Founded in 1967, CFA consistently advances and supports the franchise community, and is the essential resource for information, insight, and expertise through its award-winning education, events, services, and websites: cfa.ca and FranchiseCanada.online.