How to Franchise Your Business Seminar - Canadian Franchise Association | Canadian Franchise Association

How to Franchise Your Business Online Educational Workshop

Attention Business Owners!

Franchise Your Business:
On-Demand Instructional Videos

Do you have a business you’d like to grow? The Franchise Your Business instructional videos are for ALL business owners looking to expand their businesses quickly, cost-effectively, and successfully.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), these instructional videos provide you with the best information so you can franchise your business the right way. Originally aired live on May 24 & 25, 2017, the valuable content is now being made available to you on demand so you can learn How to Franchise Your Business at any time from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or anywhere you can connect to the internet!

Regular: $99 +HST


This is your one-stop-shop to learn directly from seasoned franchise pros in a range of fields!

 Todd Wylie of Panago Pizza

Learn from a real Franchisor!

Todd Wylie of Panago Pizza
Todd is a member of the Panago Senior Management Team responsible for the Franchise Development Department including real estate site selection and negotiations, franchise sales, non-traditional strategy and execution, franchise development promotional strategy and advertising.

Todd has been in the Franchise industry for over 30 years with companies such as College Pro Painters, Print Three, Second Cup, Cara and Wine Kitz

  Legal Expert: Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Larry is a partner at the Toronto law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Since 1989 he has had a practice that specializes in franchise law and providing all necessary legal services to franchisors.

 Shawn Saraga of SRS Franchise Consultant: Shawn Saraga, SRS Canada

Shawn Saraga brings more than 10 years of experience to the Toronto office, and has helped sign hundreds of franchise agreements and leases over the course of his career.

 Paul daSilva of RBC Royal Bank Financial Expert: Paul daSilva, RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Paul is the Director for National Franchise Markets at RBC Royal Bank, he is responsible for the Bank’s portfolio of all banner systems both franchise and non-franchise chains for the Canadian marketplace.

  Moderator: Peter Snell, Gowling WLG

Peter is a partner at Gowling WLG, the National Co-Chair of Gowling WLG’s franchise practice. Peter specializes in Canadian franchise law, international and Canadian business transactions, licensing, product distribution and intellectual property.

When you complete these videos, you will have learned:

  • How to know if your business can be franchised
  • Strategies for marketing to potential franchisees
  • Considerations when structuring a franchise deal
  • How to understand what your franchise fees and investment costs should be
  • The legal side of franchising and avoiding the pitfalls
  • Financing the franchise and dealing with bankers
  • Real life experiences and the ups and downs you can expect
  • What exactly is happening in the Canadian franchising industry, including the trends and recent developments


Video Summaries
Franchise Your Business – Part 1
Introduction: Peter Snell, Gowling WLG
Consultant Expert: Shawn Saraga, SRS Canada
Legal Expert: Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Franchise Your Business – Part 2
Introduction: Peter Snell, Gowling LLP
Financial Expert: Paul daSilva, RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Franchisor Expert: Todd Wylie, Panago Pizza

(NOTE: Workshops originally aired on May 24 & 25, 2017)


For more information contact Joanne Capano at 416-695-2896 ext. 245 or


“How to Franchise Your Business was the best event we have ever signed up for! Even if you are just considering expanding your business, this seminar is so well organized and covers every aspect of expansion, it is silly not to attend. From legal, to marketing, to growing pains, it is all nicely compacted into one day. Completely recommend it!”
– Theresa Thom, Director Franchise Development, STOR-X® Organizing Systems

“For all those considering taking their business into the franchising world, you should consider this seminar a great ‘acid test’ as to whether or not you are ready. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from those who have successfully thrived using this method of expansion.”
– Tyler Alton, V.P. Growth and Development, Summit Kids