CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising | Canadian Franchise Association

The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada and are the highest recognition a franchise system can receive from the CFA.

Category Awards

*New This Year* The CFA Awards of Excellence program now includes seven categories to enable franchise brands to be rated against their peers. Within these categories, entrants are grouped based on their type of franchise and the number of franchisees they have. These categories reflect the wide range of franchise opportunities in today’s marketplace and create an even playing field for the ranking of each entry. There are three possible placements within each category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The categories are as follows:

  • Traditional Franchises (i.e. brick and mortar locations) – 6-15 Franchisees
  • Traditional Franchises (i.e. brick and mortar locations) – 16-29 Franchisees
  • Traditional Franchises (i.e. brick and mortar locations) – 30-99 Franchisees
  • Traditional Franchises (i.e. brick and mortar locations) – 100+ Franchisees
  • Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc) – 6-15 Franchisees
  • Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc) – 16-29 Franchisees
  • Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc) – 30+ Franchisees

The award winners are determined based on the results of a survey completed by franchisees of CFA member franchisors about their experiences with their franchise system. The CFA Awards of Excellence is sponsored by CFA and administered by an independent third-party research firm.

Grand Prizes

*New This Year* Two Grand Prizes will be awarded this year! The entrants with the highest overall numeric score in the Non-Traditional Category and the Traditional Category will be awarded the CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising Grand Prize. This is the most-coveted and prestigious award presented by CFA.


Questions? For more information and to learn how you can take part, contact: awardofexcellence@cfa.ca