The CFA Recognition Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made to the Canadian franchise community in various ways. Franchised business represents a significant portion of the Canadian economy that embodies and promotes a strong entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic.
The six awards highlight and focus on specific areas within the franchise business model:
Hall of Fame
Outstanding Corporate Citizen
Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Volunteer Leadership Excellence
Distinguished Franchise Support Service/Supplier
More information about each award can be found in the next tab.
For more information, please contact Alexandra Mann, Manager, Member Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall of Fame Award (available to Franchise Systems only): Presented in recognition of outstanding performance over a significant length of time. Systems that receive this award will generally have a high brand recognition either regionally or nationally and are recognized for their solid business performance.
Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award(available to Franchise Systems only): Given to a franchise that has exhibited genuine and ongoing philanthropic concern for a community or social service group(s). This is illustrated through their dedicated continued financial support and the impact both upon those served in the community and within the corporate culture of the franchise system.
Lifetime Achievement Award(available to both Franchise System and Franchise Supplier Professionals): Recognizes exceptional achievement and contribution to the Canadian franchise industry and the community at large through demonstrated excellence throughout one’s lifetime and career in franchising.
Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award (available to Franchise System and Franchise Supplier Professionals): Given to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of franchising through their volunteer activities and work as an ambassador for franchising and the Canadian Franchise Association.
Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award (available to Franchise Systems only): Recognizes a company or individual for extraordinary leadership and contribution towards improving and promoting diversity and inclusion within their workplace and the franchise community in Canada.
Distinguished Franchise Support Service/Supplier (available to Franchise Supplier Professionals and Organizations): Recognizes a person or company for their efforts and contributions in supporting the franchise industry and the Canadian Franchise Association at large.
Each year, submissions are solicited from CFA members across Canada and winners are selected by the committee based on merit. For each award, consideration is given to a range of factors which include:
Achievement of the objectives being recognized
Participation in and support of CFA, its Purpose and Mission
Information provided in the submission.
Brands/individuals can only win once in each category and can submit multiple nominations for each category that they have not previously won in.
For more information, contact Alexandra Mann, Manager, Member Programs at email@example.com.
Hall Of Fame Award
2019 - Choice Hotels Canada 2018 - Kumon 2017 – CARA Operations Ltd. 2016 – Charlwood Pacific Group 2015 – Pizza Pizza 2014 – Booster Juice 2013 – Dairy Queen Canada 2012 – White Spot Restaurants 2011 – Second Cup 2010 – Expedia CruiseShipCenters 2009 – A&W Food Services of Canada 2008 – Tim Hortons 2007 – M&M Meat Shops 2006 – No Award Given 2005 – Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch 2004 – No Award Given 2003 – Boston Pizza International 2002 – McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada 2001 – No Award Given 2000 – Kwik Kopy Printing Canada 1999 – Tim Hortons 1998 – Algonquin Travel 1997 – Comac Food Group 1996 – Mr. Lube 1995 – M&M Meat Shops 1994 – Color Your World 1993 – First Choice Haircutters 1992 – Country Style Donuts CSD 1991 – McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada 1990 – Mr. Submarine Limited 1989 – Kentucky Fried Chicken Canada 1988 – Shoppers Drug Mart 1987 – The LIV Group
Lifetime Achievement Award*
2019 - Ron V. Joyce, Founder of Tim Hortons 2018 - Randy Moore, Mister Transmission 2017 – George A. Cohon, Mc Donald’s Restaurants of Canada 2016 – Gordon Reid, Giant Tiger Stores Limited 2015 – Ralph Chiodo, Active Green + Ross 2014 – John Woodburn, CJ Woodburn & Associates 2013 – Cora Tsouflidou, Cora Breakfast & Lunch 2012 – George Melville & Jim Treliving, Boston Pizza International 2011 – Mac Voisin, M&M Meat Shops 2010 – Edward (Ned) Levitt, Aird & Berlis LLP 2009 – Frank Zaid, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 2008 – Louie Mele, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada
*Recipient companies are listed as at time of award presentation
Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award
2019 - Pacini 2018 - BioPed Footcare 2017 – Dairy Queen Canada 2016 – Home Instead Senior Care, Canadian Tire 2015 – Royal LePage 2014 – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. 2013 – COBS Bread 2012 – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 2011 – Tim Hortons (TDL Corporation) 2010 – 4Refuel 2009 – White Spot Restaurants Ltd. 2008 – Home-Alyze, Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurants 2007 – Boston Pizza International 2006 – St. Louis Bar & Grill 2005 – M&M Meat Shops 2004 – No Award Given 2003 – McDonald’s Restaurants Canada, Ricky’s Family Restaurants, Humpty’s Restaurants International, Stonewater Group 2002 – The Firkin Group of Pubs, Shoppers Drug Mart, De Dutch Pannekoek House 2001 – Topper’s Pizza 2000 – Choice Hotels Canada, Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch, Golden Griddle Corporation 1999 – M&M Meat Shops, McDonald’s Restaurants Canada, Tim Hortons
Diversity and Inclusion Award*
2019 - Inspiration Learning Center 2018 - Ruthie Burd, The Lunch Lady
*Recipient companies are listed as at time of award presentation
Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award*
2019 - Tony O'Brien, TruShield Insurance 2018 - The Changing Workplaces Taskforce 2017 – Michael Sherrard, Sherrard Kuzz LLP 2016 – Murray Oxford, Jani-King Canada 2015 – Graham Cooke, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. 2014 – Terry Hould, ServiceMaster of Canada 2013 – Andrew Ogaranko, Pitblado Law 2012 – Blair Rebane, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 2011 – Steve Iskierski, BMO Bank of Montreal 2010 – Cheryl Kostopoulos, Pak Mail Centers 2009 – Kevin Brillinger, Mister Transmission 2008 – Gigi Harding, Kwik Kopy Printing 2007 – Ken Pattenden, Taco Time 2006 – Stephane Breault, Van Houtte 2005 – Ken Pattenden, Taco Time 2004 – No Award Given 2003 – John Horsley and Richard Fontane, M&M Meat Shops 2002 – Bill Waring, De Dutch Pannekoek House; Graham Cooke, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. 2001 – No Award Given 2000 – Sam Haman, MotoPhoto 1999 – Tony Sansotta, Practicar Systems Inc.; Leonard Polsky, Ferguson Gifford 1998 – No Award Given 1997 – Sharon Kauk; Eunice LaRocque, CruseShipCenters 1996 – Sherry MacLauchlan, McDonald’s Restaurants Canada 1995 – No Award Given 1994 – Charley Scrivener, CIBC 1993 – Richard Cunningham, CFA 1992 – Alex Konigsberg, Lapointe Rosentstein 1991 – Margaret T. Guerrier, CFA 1990 – William J. Coke, Franchise Recruiters 1989 – Dick Dinelle, Canada Post Corporation; Warren Swanson, Budget Brake & Muffler
*Recipient’s company at time of award presentation
CFA National Sponsors
Thank you to the following members who are National Sponsors and support CFA throughout the year:
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