About the Canadian Franchise Association


Our Purpose:
We help everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business.

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

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

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is a national, not-for-profit association of more than 700 corporate members representing over 40,000 franchise business owners. We are the voice of the franchise community and the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. We speak for a business sector that represents every industry and touches the lives of every Canadian, in every community across the country.

Canadian franchises contribute over $99 Billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for over 1.8 Million Canadians. Canadian franchises enable 78,000 hardworking Canadians to be their own boss as the owner of their own small business franchise location - the new "mom and pop" - serving their neighbours in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Franchising is ultimately about people. It's about everyday Canadians working in partnership, sharing success, and Growing Togetherâ„¢. At CFA, we serve people in the Canadian franchise community by providing support, learning resources, and growth opportunities.


Our Members:
CFA members represent a diverse cross-section of businesses and over 50 industries in Canada. Our members range from very large, established franchise systems to smaller or emerging franchise brands. Members share the conviction that their commitment to excellence improves franchising as a whole for everyone involved, including franchisors, franchisees, suppliers, and customers.

We provide our members with a full range of programs and services to help them grow through the support of the franchise community. Our programs and services include advocacy, education and training, industry information and best practices, networking and lead generation.


Stories from the CFA Community:
Growing Togetherâ„¢ is a core principle in franchising. It's impossible to talk about CFA without sharing our members' stories. While their businesses and stories are all unique, they all share a common experience in being a member of the Canadian Franchise Association.

Hear their stories on why franchising is important and why they're CFA members:


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