Giving Back: Right at Home

October 21, 2019 admin

Many people contribute to a charitable cause without ever seeing firsthand how the efforts are helping those in need. But last year, Dani DePetrillo, chief operating officer of Right at Home Canada, which provides in-home care and support, got to witness something “tremendous.” DePetrillo was in Costa Rica as part [read more…]

Giving Back: Subway Canada

August 26, 2019 admin

For some people, a sub is just a sandwich, but through Subway® Canada’s partnership with Food Banks Canada, these quick service offerings are helping to fight hunger in communities all across the country. Before 2016, Subway® franchise owners gave locally within their individual communities across the country, and the World [read more…]

Giving Back: Pacini

June 24, 2019 admin

Love the Food, Love the People. It’s a simple slogan, and yet for Pacini, these words are at the heart of everything they do. For nearly 40 years, the franchise has been doing more than serving Canadians authentic Italian cuisine. In fact, taking care of others and giving back to [read more…]

Giving Back: Ctrl V

April 22, 2019 admin

The three founders of Can­ada’s first virtual reality arcade, Ctrl V, couldn’t be more different. Ryan Brooks is a former elementary school teacher, James Elligson prac­ticed geology, and Robert Bruski is an investment specialist. But what drew them together, aside from their love of realistic virtual (VR) reality technology, is [read more…]

Giving Back: Baskin-Robbins

February 20, 2019 admin

A couple of years ago, Baskin-Robbins was looking for a great charity partner that aligned with its brand values. For an ice cream franchisor with a focus on family and fun, what better match than an organization providing ser­vices to children? In September, this relationship was made concrete with a [read more…]

Noodlebox representatives with a cheque for the Canadian Mental Health Association

Franchising Gives Back: Creating Change Through Education

April 26, 2018 admin

When Noodlebox partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in 2016, the cause hit close to home. The growing fast casual chain specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine first got wind of the organization from one of its franchise partners operating out of Victoria, British Columbia. “Our team in Victoria [read more…]

Group photo of women in pink shirts supporting 30 Minute Hit's Kick Cancer charity

Franchising Gives Back: 30 Minute Hit

February 22, 2018 admin

When Jackson and Deanna Loychuk founded 30 Minute Hit in 2004, their goal was simple yet inspiring. The husband-and-wife power duo aimed to establish a fitness centre devoted to empowering women both physically and in their daily lives, using a unique workout regime. The result was a 30-minute circuit combining [read more…]