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CFA Webinars on Wednesdays helps franchisors and franchisees reach business success!

Register now for Upcoming Webinars on Wednesdays!

Webinars on Wednesdays offer a convenient way to take advantage of CFA’s exceptional educational programming from the convenience of your office, home, or while on the go. See below for a sneak peek at our 2017/2018 webinar series and be sure to check back soon for the full lineup!

Webinars are complimentary for CFA members or $79 per webinar for non-members. To register at the non-member rate, click here to download a registration form. CFA members can register online for free.


October Webinars

Prevent Fraud From Hurting Your Franchise

Presented by: Louis Davis, Director of Core Payment Products, Moneris
Presentation Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE Webinar Sponsored by Moneris


With the Canadian retail space seeing almost $4 billion in fraud losses annually, it’s important to keep the card data of your customers secure and your business reputation intact. In this webinar, Moneris will walk you through some of the most common forms of fraud in the card-present and card-not present landscape and best practices in how you can prevent it from happening to your franchise.

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Maximize Your Pension, Minimize Your Taxes

Presented by: Tessa Collins-Pearce and Gordon J. Webster, CIBC Wood Gundy
Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE Webinar Sponsored by CIBC Wood Gundy


As a successful franchise owner you have to take care of your own retirement needs. You have the option to invest in a powerful retirement tool – the Individual Pension Plan (IPP), to maximize your pension & minimize your taxes.

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November Webinars

International Expansion: Taking it Slow and Easy

Presented by: Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP
Presentation Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members


For many franchisors, international expansion is a dream wrapped in a nightmare. They want to try it, but they do not want to bet the farm. Much of the available information focuses on fairly grandiose international expansion plans, but more Canadian franchisors are interested in how to tip toe safely into the international arena, while they build their expertise and infrastructure and protect their assets. This workshop will explore the cautious approach to international expansion and will include the following:

1. Experimenting with master deals domestically – will it help?
2. Choosing the countries best suited for the underlying business test unit – should they be corporate, franchised or both?
3. How to sculpt a progressive deal, from test unit, to multi-unit, to full master
4. How to carve up a country, one territory at a time

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December Webinars

Leading With Purpose, On Purpose: Best Practices of Strong Franchise Leaders Proven to Grow Your Brand

Presented by: Mary Thompson, The Dwyer Group
Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members

This session is designed to teach franchise executives real world solutions and techniques in leading a franchise brand. Included in the material are the 8 keys to franchisee success, 11 leadership principles franchisors can follow to create growth and improve compliance within their system, and the everyday actions of the strongest franchise leaders in the industry. It is concluded with a short working session on building your own leadership plan for building leaders within your organization both on the franchisee level and with key team members.

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January Webinars

The Magic of Micro Learning: Franchisee Training for Maximum Results

Presented by: Dan Belhassen, Neovation and Harold Druxerman, Druxy’s & Williams Fresh Cafe
Presentation Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members

February Webinars

Social Media and the New Workplace: Is Your Brand and Reputation Protected

Presented by: Brian Wasyliw and Jessica Wuergler, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Presentation Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members

Brian Wasyliw and Jessica Wuergler of Sherrard Kuzz LLP discuss the rights and obligations of employers and employees in the evolving world of social media.  Our presenters will explain the important considerations related to:

  • When and how social media can be used during the hiring process
  • Privacy Considerations:  is there a “Right to Privacy”?
  • The importance of technology use policies, including social media
  • Monitoring employee use (and misuse) of technology and social media
  • Best practices and strategies

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April Webinars

Myths of Expanding into Quebec

Presented by: Francois Alepin & Chanel Alepin, Alepin Gauthier Avocats Inc.
Presentation Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members

Quebec is the second largest province in Canada in terms of population, and yet only 30% of CFA members are operating on the territory vs. 88% in Ontario. This leads us to believe that Quebec represents a great expansion opportunity for franchisors throughout Canada. While Quebec is a different province, both in terms of language and law, entering the market is not as complex as one would think if armed with the proper tools.

In this seminar, we will briefly address questions regarding the use of the French language and various legal tenants of franchising in Quebec that differentiate it from the rest of Canada. At the end of the seminar, you will understand what are your obligation in regards to French, how it will affect your trademarks and will have a better understanding of what the disclosure obligation entails in Quebec.

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June Webinars – 2018

The Legalization of Marijuana and How it May Affect Your Business

Presented by: Chad Finkelstein
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE for CFA Members | $79 for non-members