When you think ‘shop local,’ your neighbourhood franchise might not be the first business that comes to mind. What you might not realize is that franchise locations are small businesses owned and operated by active members of your community. Not only do these franchisees create jobs and serve your community, they also give back to your community through local charities and sponsorship of local events and organizations.

To celebrate these hard-working franchisees and their contributions to their communities, the Canadian Franchise Association is encouraging all Canadians to ‘shop local’ by visiting their neighbourhood franchisees this summer!

Visit www.franchiseawareness.ca throughout the summer to access exclusive coupons to franchise businesses, support the franchisees that give back to your community, and learn more about your local small business owners!

Participating franchises include:

AllStar Wings & Ribs

Beyond the Classroom


Ctrl V

Firecrust Neapolitan Pizza

Firehouse Subs

Foot Solutions

Great Clips


Megamind Abacus Mental Math School

Metropolitan Movers

Speedpro Signs


The Entrepreneur’s Source

The UPS Store

Wok Box