CFA helps to promote our supplier members to members and others in the franchise community through our member to member contact directory
Free member listing, logo and video on www.cfa.ca, which received over 390,000 unique page views in 2018
Free listing in our annual print Franchise Canada Directory, which is sold on newsstands and distributed at all CFA tradeshows across Canada (average circulation of 10,000 copies per issue)
Free listing in CFA’s Franchise Support Services/Suppliers Directory, mailed to all CFA members each year
Contribute articles to Franchise Canada Magazine (average circulation of 10,000 copies per issue) and The FranchiseVoice, which reaches 1,000 decision makers at CFA member companies four times a year
Opportunity to attend, speak and exhibit at CFA educational events and webinars, which drew over 1,530 attendees in 2018
One complimentary registration to the CFA National Convention, Canada’s premier franchise industry event for networking and education in your first year of membership
Participate in CFA Member Savings Program, which can help you boost your bottom line.
Take advantage of the Supplier Peer-to-Peer Program, providing 12 hours of guidance within a 12 month period with an established member supplier
Exclusive opportunity to promote your products and services through CFA’s lead generation vehicles, including our websites, e-newsletters and magazines
Exclusive sponsorship opportunities at national events and trade shows to gain visibility
Exhibit at Franchise Canada national trade shows and at CFA’s National Convention Marketplace
Use the CFA Member logo in all marketing and recruitment materials
CFA FSS / Supplier Membership Requirements:
Must be engaged in providing products or services to franchise systems and/or franchisees
FSS / Supplier Fees:
2019 – 2020 Membership Dues Schedule:
FSS/Supplier Member $2,836 (for 12 months)
FSS/Supplier Member with two brands (one additional) $3,596
The following documents are necessary for completing your application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed – please ensure that you have included all of the following documents with your application submission:
Completed and signed application form with payment
Current marketing/sales brochure
Initialed CFA Code of Ethics
A proposed new member bulletin will be circulated to all members to advise your intentions to become a member with the CFA.
Your application will be presented to the Executive Committee for final approval. If membership is granted you will be notified by our membership department and access details will be provided.
“As a supplier, we highly value our membership with the CFA as it allows us to keep in touch our existing clients in Canada and develop relationships with new franchise systems. We are also able to stay on top of important issues related specifically to franchising in Canada so we can better anticipate our clients’ needs.” –Richard Thomas, Listen360
“Moneris® has a long standing relationship with the Canadian Franchise Association. Working with the CFA enables Moneris to broaden our business acquisition channels through joint marketing efforts and assist in the development of successful franchisees.” –Patrick Bunn, Moneris
“Our CFA membership has proven to be very valuable to us. We have walked away with new clients after every single CFA Convention! Meeting face-to-face with franchisors is critical in the franchising world.” –Jason Kealey, FranchiseBlast
"As a franchise consultant, I know that my membership in the CFA is invaluable and over the years it has definitely paid off with new business. It also adds credibility to my brand and allows me to connect with my audience as a true expert in this business model. I often recommend that my emerging franchisor clients join even before they are ready to start franchising – you just can’t put a dollar number on the learnings and connections that they will make as a result of joining.” –Marietta Snetsinger, Ascend Franchise Solutions
If you'd like more information about membership or on how to join us, please call Lou Gervasi at 800-665-4232 ext. 243, or take a moment to fill in a short form and we'll be in contact with you shortly.
What our members are saying...
You know that you’re in good company when you look at their roster of members, suppliers and most of all, the knowledgeable team from the CFA. Great networking and learning at all of their events. – Kirk Allen, Reshift Media
Excellent educational programs. Timely and informative e-mails. Useful articles in Franchise Canada magazine. Great, pro-active lobbying efforts. – Frank Zaid, Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services
Amazing resource and a great network of franchise professionals in Canada. Definitely recommend all my clients join this voice of franchising in Canada. – Marietta Snetsinger, Ascend Franchise Solutions
The CFA is an extremely professional association, whose membership is very open to business dialogue. The CFA's advocacy service is critical and has expanded over the last three years. – Jennifer Tyrwhitt-Gory, Insurance Portfolio
CFA is the voice of franchising in Canada, and its advocacy efforts are critical for the long term stability and growth of the franchising model. – Joseph Adler, Hoffer Adler LLP
A great resource of information and best practices for the Canadian franchise community. Proud to be a supplier-member that can contribute to the discussion that builds and strengthens great Canadian businesses. – Susan Hurell, Neovation Learning Solutions
Good networking opportunities and valuable content. – Cassandra Da Re, Dale & Lessmann LLP
CFA National Sponsors
Thank you to the following members who are National Sponsors and support CFA throughout the year:
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