CFA National Convention


April 7-9, 2019 | Sheraton on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Canadian Franchise Association National Convention is Canada’s biggest franchise conference, featuring three days of education, networking and celebration. More than 500 franchise leaders attend every year, making it a must-attend event for growing your professional network! Learn from industry leaders, make important face-to-face connections, and gain new strategies for franchise growth at Canada's premier franchise event!


Highlights from the 2018 CFA National Convention

What you said about the 2018 CFA National Convention

“Once again, the CFA Convention provided a unique opportunity to network and learn from a tremendous variety of Canadian franchisors. The camaraderie was outstanding with everyone being so willing to help. I have been in the franchise industry for well over 25 years but I am always amazed at how much I learn when I spend these few important days with my industry colleagues and peers. Attending the annual CFA Convention should be on the radar for every franchisor.” - Bob Tipple, Expedia CruiseShipCentres

Great event with networking, strong vendors, really good discussions and an opportunity to share.” - Brian Bazely, Driverseat

“This event provided a wealth of information from experts in the game. The roundtables and speakers were amazing. This is a must-attend event!” - David Collier, Prep 'n Sell

“I always look forward to attending the CFA Convention. It just keeps getting better year after year. I value the networking and learning opportunities provided.  Attending the awards gala is always a highlight. It’s a great way to celebrate franchising with my peers and acknowledge our hard work and success.” - Dawn Mucci, Lice

“Wonderful opportunity to network and learn from service providers. The event has helped me jump some of the hurdles we’ve faced as a smaller franchisor team.  Keynote speakers and roundtable discussions were very informative.” - Janet Pinney, School Is Easy

“Venue, topics and speakers were excellent. This Convention was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in years. Lobbying the House of Commons was a nice cap as well.” - J. Perry Maisonneuve, Northern Lights Consultants Corp.

“It’s always interesting to attend the seminars and roundtable discussions. It’s terrific that there was a strong legal group who devoted their time to answer questions and discuss the current franchise issues facing the industry.” - Stacey Hansson, Ricky’s All Day Grill

“Lots of opportunity to meet other delegates, great variety of workshops, and concurrent sessions were well organized and very informative. Lead speakers were very interesting and shared valuable, personal experiences. The CFA is to be commended for a professionally run and seamless Convention.” - Frank Zaid, Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services

“I loved every bit of the CFA Convention this year. Kudos to the whole CFA team on a well-organized, informative and engaging event. I learned so much at every session. We will be making changes in how we do many things now. The various sessions were excellent and full of usable information that every franchisor should be on top of. Good job everyone! I'm excited for next year!” - Lenka Whitehead, Oxford Learning Centres Inc.

“Informative presenters and fantastic networking event with all attendees looking to improve their business operations.” - Robert Phelps, Silver Chef Rentals Inc.

“The annual Convention is an opportunity to spend quality time with people who are passionate and knowledgeable about franchising. The inspiration, connections, and learning have incredible value for a system at any stage of growth. This is a do-not-miss event.” - Rebecca Page, Concierge Home Services

“It’s so important to get out of our daily business lives to reconnect with colleagues and peers who inspire and educate us.  At the CFA National Convention, there are many opportunities for networking, education and collaboration.” - Angela Cote, Franchise Growth Catalyst

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with so many franchise experts in a variety of franchise businesses. The discussions were always informative, the training sessions were all excellent and the roundtables provided a chance to dive deeper into some very useful topics for our business. My time with the CFA team was also very useful; you have a strong team of very dedicated and knowledgeable people on the CFA staff. Thanks CFA!” - John Maler, FranNet LLC

“Great for networking, education and FUN. I look forward to this event every year!” - Nancy Criconet, The Lunch Lady

“Great keynote speakers this year! Every year I leave with at least one takeaway that will improve our franchise system. Always a good opportunity to network too!” - Karen Mandryk, VinBon Franchise Corp

“Great educational opportunities and keynote speakers. Great opportunities for networking and learning from one another. Great job on the gala event as well.” - Andrea Mackey, Wise Cracks Concrete Technologies Inc.

“Met lots of great, inspiring people and there were lots of things to learn. Overall, great job CFA. This was my first time attending and I look forward to the next one!”  - Salena Fox, WingsUp


Thank you to the following members who are National Sponsors and support CFA throughout the year:

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Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
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