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Time to Act! Meet your MPP

Now that the election dust has settled, you may have a new Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) representing your riding. This is a critical time to start building relationships with those who represent your voice!

Unfortunately, many MPPs and members of government are still unaware of the complexities of the franchise industry. Meetings go a long way to help paint a picture of the everyday franchise owner.

Meeting with MPPs is one of the most critical advocacy activities available and can be a very powerful tool. It gives you an opportunity to connect with them directly and share real-life experiences of what owning a business and creating jobs means to you, your family and your community.

Inviting your MPP to visit your business will make the meeting that much more personal and memorable; creating the opportunity for them to meet your staff and understand the dynamics of your everyday life as a small business owner. Bringing a personal aspect to the relationship could make your MPP more likely to act on your behalf.

MPPs are interested in hearing from constituents and those actively involved in the community. By taking the time to meet with your local MPP, you’re demonstrating that franchisors and franchise owners are active members of the community who care to take the time to develop that relationship. This benefits not only yourself, but the community in which your business resides, and the franchising community as a whole.

Steps to Setting up a Meeting:

  1. Click here to confirm your MPP
  2. Email or call your MPP’s office and request a meeting
  3. Determine speaking notes

Sample Speaking notes:

Use this opportunity to explain who you are on a personal level and how it relates to the business. Why did you chose franchising? How does the business model help you and your community? Use the following sample speaking notes to lead you in the right direction:

  • “To give you some context about my business…”
    • Why did you choose the franchise model?
    • How many people does your franchise system employ?
    • What are the benefits of working for a franchisee within your brand?
    • Discuss your community involvement (i.e. donations, involvement in local Boards or Chambers)
  • “The Canadian franchise industry generates over $96 billion dollars annually, almost 5% of the entire economy of Canada”
    • In Ontario, the franchise industry contributes $49 billion to the GDP
  • “Franchising employs over 1.8 million Canadians, directly and indirectly”
    • In Ontario, the franchise industry generates over 900,000 people

Download CFA’s ‘Franchising in Ontario: Policy Briefing’ for more helpful information.

For help finding your MPP’s contact information or booking a meeting, contact David Black, Director, Government Relations & Public Relations at dblack@cfa.ca or call 1-800-665-4232 ext. 297..

Canadian Franchise Association Raises Awareness About Canada’s $96 Billion Franchise Industry

Top franchisors convene on Parliament Hill to share the latest statistics on franchising in Canada

 

TORONTO – April 25, 2018 – Yesterday, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) convened on Parliament Hill to raise awareness about Canada’s $96 billion franchise industry during Franchise Awareness Day.

Armed with the latest numbers from the CFA’s Economic Impact Report, more than 75 franchise business leaders from across Canada met with politicians throughout the day to educate them about the franchise sector’s significant contribution to the Canadian economy and job creation.

According to the CFA’s Economic Impact Report:

  • Franchises contribute $96 billion per year to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), representing 5% of the Canadian economy
  • The Canadian franchise industry accounts for 1.5 million full-time equivalent jobs, and 1.8 million total jobs, representing $61 billion in household wages
  • Canadian franchises generate a total of $26 billion in tax revenue for the federal and provincial governments
  • Based on GDP, the Canadian franchise industry ranks 12th among the largest industry sectors in Canada

The first of its kind in Canada, the Economic Impact Report was published by the CFA in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), a leading economic research organization.

“The numbers clearly show that franchising is an important economic driver in every province in Canada,” says Lorraine McLachlan, the CFA’s President and CEO. “Through Franchise Awareness Day, we want to ensure government understands the contributions franchising makes to the economy, and recognizes the vital importance of franchising in the lives of Canadians.”

Beyond the numbers, participating franchisors and franchisees also shared their own personal stories of how franchising empowered them to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves.

“Behind these figures are thousands of everyday Canadians who achieved their dreams of business success through franchising,” McLachlan continues. “Franchisees are the new mom-and-pop, and it’s their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that helps drive the Canadian economy. That’s why it’s so important for franchise leaders to come together and share their stories through events like Franchise Awareness Day.”

To learn more about franchising in Canada, and to download a free preview of the Economic Impact Report, visit cfa.ca/research.

About the Canadian Franchise Association
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. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million Canadians. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.

Media Contact
Lisa Raffaele | (647) 837-1265 | lisa@punchcanada.com

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