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CFA Committees

Volunteers are key to the excellence of CFA’s work and many individuals volunteer their time, energy and expertise in a number of ways to help CFA fulfill its mission and vision.

CFA committees typically represent a cross-section of CFA members and are responsible for strengthening the programming and services provided by CFA. These committees allow CFA members to provide valuable input, feedback and perspectives that are help CFA programs and services succeed and meet the needs of the franchise community.

CFA Standing Committees include:
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Membership Committee
Franchise Support Services/Supplier (FSS) Committee
Government Relations Committee
Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee
          -CFA Legs & Regs Review Sub-committee of the Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee
          -Editorial Sub-committee of the CFA Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee

CFA Program Committees include:
(click below to view committee lists)
Education Advisory Committee
          -Editorial Subcommittee of the Education Advisory Committee
National Convention Program Committee
Franchise Law Day Committee
Awards of Excellence in Franchising Committee
Lead Generation Task Force

In addition to the committees listed below, there are opportunities for ad hoc volunteer involvement throughout the year on short-term working groups and task forces.

Anyone from a CFA member company is welcome to participate on CFA committees (space allowing). CFA strives to achieve balance regionally, by industry sector, and by type of business. If you are interested in participating on a CFA Committee, let us know by contacting volunteer@cfa.ca and identifying the committee(s) in which you are interested and/or whether you may be available for ad hoc volunteer involvement.

 


Membership Committee

Terry Hould (Chair)
ServiceMaster of Canada
Walter Melanson
PropertyGuys.com
Hermann Delisle
That Franchise Group
David Tsai
Kumon
Karen Dosen
White Spot Restaurants
Jeff Young
Monarch & Misfits
Rimma Jaciw
WSI
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Martha Lawrence
Lice Squad
Suzy Jones
Canadian Franchise Association
Ryan Lloyd
CARA Operations
Angela Bennett
Canadian Franchise Association
Pino Di Ioia
BeaverTails Canada Inc.

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Franchise Support Services/Supplier (FSS) Committee

Jennifer Tyrwhitt-Gory (Chair)
Insurance Portfolio
George Kinzie
Franchise Recruiters
Peter DaSilva
Cornerstone Insurance
Patti Hone
As You Like it Marketing
Marietta Snetsinger
Ascend Franchise Solutions

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Government Relations Committee

Robert McNamara (Chair)
Jani-King Canada Inc.
Julie May Rogers
McDonalds Restaurants Canada Limited
Scott Bryk Geoffrey Shaw
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Harold Druxerman
Druxy’s Famous Deli
Ryan Smolkin
Smoke’s Poutinerie
Sebastian Fuschini
Pizza Pizza
Peter Snell
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
John Gilson
COBS Bread
Rick Villalpando
RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc.
Phyllis Hegstrom
Home Instead Senior Care
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Murray Oxford
Jani-King Canada Inc.
Samantha Sheppard
Canadian Franchise Association
John Rogers
Clark Wilson LLP

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Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee

Larry Weinberg (Chair)
Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP
Michael Melvin
McInnes Cooper
Joseph Adler
Hoffer Adler LLP
Dominic Mochrie
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Dan Caldarone
Second Cup
Blair Rebane
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Pascale Cloutier
Miller Thomson LLP
John Rogers
Clark Wilson LLP
Sheldon Disenhouse
Denton’s Canada LLP
Brent Sabean
Pita Pit
Chad Finkelstein
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Adam Ship
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Helen Fotinos
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
David Shaw
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Andraya Frith
Osler Hoskins & Harcourt LLP
Geoffrey Shaw
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Robert Glass
McMillan LLP
Peter Snell
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Pablo Guzman
Davis LLP
Daniel So
McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
Brad Hanna
McMillan LLP
Debi Sutin
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Clark Harrop 
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd
Jean-Philippe Turgeon
Lavery, de Billy LLP
Dixie Ho
Sotos LLP
Derwin Wong
Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP
Darrell Jarvis (Secretary & Vice-Chair)
Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
George Wowk
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Paul Jones
Jones & Co.
John Yiokaris
Sotos LLP
David Kornhauser
MacDonald Sager Maris LLP
Frank Zaid
Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services
Richard Leblanc
Miller Thomson LLP
Jonathan Zepp
Robins Appleby LLP
Edward Levitt
Dickinson Wright LLP
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Ellery Lew
Witten, LLP
Samantha Sheppard
Canadian Franchise Association
Andrae J. Marrocco
Dickinson Wright LLP

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CFA Legs & Regs Review Sub-committee of the
Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee

Larry Weinberg (Chair)
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
John Rogers
Clark Wilson LLP
Clark Harrop
McDonald’s Restaurants Canada Ltd.
David Shaw
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Darrell Jarvis (Secretary & Vice Chair)
Fasken Martineau DuMolin LLP
Peter Snell
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Ellery Lew
Witten, LLP
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Michael Melvin
McInnes Cooper
Samantha Sheppard
Canadian Franchise Association

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Editorial Sub-committee of the
CFA Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee

Michael Melvin (Chair)
McInnes Cooper
Jonathan Zepp
Robins Appleby LLP
Joseph Adler
Hoffer Adler LLP
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Chad Finkelstein
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Kenny Chan
Canadian Franchise Association
Daniel So
McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

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Education Advisory Committee

Frank Milner (Committee Chair)
Tutor Doctor
Daniel Park
Sangster’s Health Centres
Dan Belhassen
SmarterU.com
Blair Rebane
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Christian Collucci
Instant Imprints
Gillian Scott
Osler Hoskin Harcourt LLP
Andrew Diveky
Topper’s Pizza
Frank Stanchus
Little Kickers
Karen Dosen
White Spot
Kristen Wood
The Ten Spot Beauty Bars
Peter Drutz
Comfort Keepers
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
John Felice
Expedia Cruiseship Centers
Suzy Jones
Canadian Franchise Association
Wayne Maillet
Franchise Specialists
Lou Gervasi
Canadian Franchise Association
Michael Mutsaerts
Cap-It International Inc.
Meredith Lowry
Canadian Franchise Association

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Editorial Subcommittee of the Education Advisory Committee

Sherry McNeil (Chair) Michel Gagnon
Paramount Fine Foods
Angelee Brown
Tim Hortons
 Brian Leon
Choice Hotels
Rick Chittley-Young
BDO Canada
Meredith Lowry
Canadian Franchise Association

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National Convention Program Committee

Lafleche Francoeur (Chair)
Pacini
Marina Leos
Pita Pit
Bobbi Sullivan (Vice Chair)
Dwyer Group – Mr. Rooter
Scott Lewis
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro
Brian Bazely
Driverseat
Karen Mandryk
Vin Bon
Steve Buors
Reshift Media Inc.
Dawn Mucci
Lice Squad
Jeremy Demont
PropertyGuys.com
Blair Rebane
Borden Ladner Gervaise LLP
Chris Falle
IDQ Companies
Rod Roberts
Home Instead Senior Care
Tracy Frazer
FatBurger Canada
Marietta Snetsinger
Ascend Franchise Solutions
Joel Friedman
Shamrock Burgers
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Dixie Ho
Sotos LLP
Suzy Jones
Canadian Franchise Association
Stefanie Holland (Maternity Leave)
Pacini
(In her place: Eric Mayzel)
Lou Gervasi
Canadian Franchise Association
Aubrey Huber
Postcard Portables Canada Ltd.
Meredith Lowry
Canadian Franchise Association
Patti Laine
tag franchise
Lindsey Victor
Canadian Franchise Association

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Franchise Law Day Committee

Adam Ship (Co-Chair)
McCarthy Tétrault
Derek Ronde
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Dixie Ho
Sotos LLP
Andraya Frith
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Clark Harrop
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada
Lloyd Hoffer
Hoffer Adler LLP
Frank Robinson
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Lorraine McLachlan
Canadian Franchise Association
Daniel So
McKenzie Lake Lawyers
Suzy Jones
Canadian Franchise Association
Gillian Scott
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Lou Gervasi
Canadian Franchise Association
Chad Finkelstein
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Meredith Lowry
Canadian Franchise Association
Susan Friedman
Davis LLP
Joanne Capano
Canadian Franchise Association

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Awards of Excellence in Franchising Committee

Yanick Morin
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc
Joseph Pisani
BMO Bank of Montreal

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Lead Generation Task Force

Ken LeBlanc (Chair)
PropertyGuys.com
John DeHart
Nurse Next Door Healthcare Services
Kirk Allen
Reshift Media
David Druker
The UPS Store
Todd Bingham
FranNet
Dawn Mucci
The Lice Squad
Steve Buors
Reshift Media
Kenny Chan
Canadian Franchise Association

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