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Celebrating 50 Years!

June 7, 2017 admin

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is celebrating 50 years as the authoritative voice of franchising in Canada, and as we look back, it’s clear that CFA and Canadian franchising have evolved in many ways over the past five decades. When CFA got its start back in 1967, the goal was [read more…]

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Leadership Profile: John DeHart

June 7, 2017 admin

Most people would consider it a fairly long – and risky – leap to move from the fast-paced high-tech scene to the more sedate, conservative field of health care services. Not John DeHart – he paid no heed to the risks, and jumped right in. After making his mark as [read more…]

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Leadership Profile: Dogtopia

March 9, 2017 admin

At first glance, it’s somewhat hard to connect the dots. Peter H. Thomas, after all, made his fortune building up Century 21 Canada, one of the most successful real estate franchise brands in the country. Fast-forward a few decades, and Thomas is giving franchising another shot. Only this time, the [read more…]

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Canada has the world’s top young franchisors

March 9, 2017 admin

Earlier this year, Jennifer Turliuk, CEO of Canadian franchise MakerKids, won the Grand Prize in the 2017 NextGen in Franchising Global Competition, edging out over 400 young franchisors from around the world. This was the third consecutive Grand Prize win for Canada, with John Evans of EverLine Coatings and Services [read more…]

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