CFA | Advocacy & Government Relations

About CFA Advocacy

No matter how big or small your franchise system, or what your current business objectives are, your business will be negatively impacted if the legal and legislative environment becomes hostile towards franchising. For that reason, advocacy is one of CFA’s most important member services.

As the authoritative voice for franchising in Canada, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) speaks on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada  and supports franchise legislation and initiatives that promote and advance excellence in franchising and achieve uniformity in franchise legislation across Canada.

CFA will consider advocating against any legislation or initiative that prohibits CFA member franchise systems from effectively and efficiently executing their business. CFA works with all levels of Canadian government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions.

CFA determines advocacy actions (both proactive and reactive) on proposed or existing legislation or initiatives of government at all level as follows:

 Issue is…   CFA will…
 1. Directly regulating franchising; Definitely respond to any issue directly regulating franchising in Canada.
 2. Indirectly regulating or affecting franchising; or Respond based on available resources, time limitations and the percentage of CFA members impacted by the issue.
 3. Having a material effect of franchising or franchised businesses.


If you are aware of any issue impacting franchising of which CFA should be made aware, please contact:

Samantha Sheppard
Government Relations Specialist
416-695-2896 ext. 230


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