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Lead Generation




If your business is franchising – or planning to franchise – you will benefit from membership. Join today! Contact Lou Gervasi at 800-665-4232 ext. 243 or lgervasi@cfa.ca Discover all the benefits of membership at cfa.ca/join


5 Immediate Benefits that make CFA membership indispensable

Instant Industry Credibility Many Canadians look for the “CFA Member” logo when searching for a franchise. As a member, you’ll be able to use this logo in all of your recruitment materials, signalling to prospective franchisees that you belong to an elite group of franchisors.





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Our member-exclusive lead generation vehicles include our award-winning magazine, annual print directory, online directory, tradeshows, and e-newsletters.

Lead Generation CFA membership makes selling franchises easy! Whether it’s in print, online, or in person, your membership will empower you to reach prospective franchisees from across Canada through our member-exclusive, awardwinning lead generation vehicles. Education and Networking Opportunities When you join the CFA, you gain exclusive access to a community of franchise leaders who are committed to sharing their knowledge through our events, publications, and programs. This will enable you to grow your network and gain solutions to your biggest challenges from those who have been there before.

Advocacy Headquarters

Your exclusive online portal for the latest advocacy news, resources and events.

Research & Statistics

Military Veterans Program

Research & Statistics

Awards Programs

Franchise Awareness Day

This free program connects participating CFA members with military veterans.

Our Economic Impact Report and Franchise Forecast provide the latest franchise stats and trends to help you plan your expansion.

Advocacy on Behalf of Franchising We work with all levels of government to protect franchising, ensuring it remains a viable and profitable business model for you and your franchisees. Time and Money Saving Programs Our member programs and resources are designed with your growth, convenience, and bottom line in mind. Grow your business faster and more cost-efficiently with the CFA!

Enter our free awards programs for a chance to win and promote yourself as an award-winning franchise!

Regional events that bring franchise leaders together with government for in-person meetings to raise awareness about the importance of franchising.

The Essentials of Membership: At a Glance






Ombudsman Program

LAW DAY CFA National Convention

Canada’s largest franchise conference features three days of educational sessions and networking events. New members receive one complimentary registration!

CFA Franchise Law Day

Protect your business by getting up to speed on the latest developments in franchise law during this one-day conference.

Regional Economic Development Directory

Inform your expansion plans with key demographic and economic information on regions across Canada.


P 2 P PEERTOPEER Mentorship Programs

Our free mentorship programs partner new and emerging CFA members with established franchisors and franchise experts for one-on-one consulting.

Upgrade your skills from the convenience of your home, office, or on the go every Wednesday with Learn & Grow webinars! Hosted by leading franchise experts on a variety of hot topics, these webinars keep you up to speed on what’s happening in your industry.

Any franchisor or franchisee in Canada can access our free, third-party dispute resolution service.

Member Bulletin


Franchise Your Business

For new and prospective franchisors, this full-day seminar offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful franchise.


Learn & Grow Webinars

Ombudsman Program

The Franchise Voice

Our quarterly member magazine features in-depth articles on franchise trends and best practices written by top franchise experts.

Member Savings Program

You and your franchisees can access exclusive savings on your everyday business needs, including payment processing, shipping, travel, and more!

E-mail Communications

Stay informed with our free e-newsletters and member bulletins. To opt in, e-mail us at info@cfa.ca and ask to be added to our e-mail list.

All the benefits of membership are ready for you! Contact Lou Gervasi in the Membership Department at 1-800-665-4232 ext. 243 or lgervasi@cfa.ca or visit www.cfa.ca/join for application forms, membership dues levels, and more details.

About the Canadian Franchise Association The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. The CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 750 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, the CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million Canadians. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.

What our members are saying… “The CFA continues to be instrumental in helping Canadian businesses such as ours grow. As members, we undoubtedly owe it an enormous debt of gratitude, and on behalf of McDonald’s, I thank you for your tireless work over the years.” George Cohon, McDonald’s Canada Member Since: 1976

“The level of support and recognition that was given to me through the CFA, and the immediate connections and networking opportunities have been invaluable.” John Evans, EverLine Coatings and Services Member Since: 2016

“CFA gives us credibility and is good for guidance along the way for both myself and my franchisees.” Nicole Hyatt, Tan on the Run Member Since: 2016

“By joining the CFA, we were able to learn in hyper-mode what would have taken years of trial and error.” Greg Lawrie, Pro Fleet Care Franchising Member Since: 2007

“The CFA provides a great service to its members. Anyone in the franchise business should consider supporting and belonging to the CFA.” Phyllis Hegstrom, Home Instead Senior Care Inc Member Since: 2002

“I am so appreciative of the many learning opportunities that have been offered to myself and my peers in the industry and the strong leadership that has kept the CFA relevant and current.” Ruthie Burd, The Lunch Lady Member Since: 2003

“In the short time that we’ve been members, CFA has proven to be an amazing resource. I’ve already had four leads from LookforaFranchise. ca and two look extremely promising. The best decision I’ve made in quite some time was becoming a member.” Steve Collette, 3rd Degree Training / Actual Nutrition Member Since: 2016

“The CFA is a first-class association that not only listens to its members, but as acts on their behalf while representing for the greater good of franchising.” Ken LeBlanc, PropertyGuys.com Member Since: 2002

“Great team of dedicated people who are committed to helping the industry be what it was designed to be in spite of all the governmental intrusions and regulations. The CFA has our back!” Lenka Whitehead, Oxford Learning Centres Member Since: 1993

Are you ready to stand with the leaders in the Canadian franchise industry? Learn more at www.cfa.ca/join or contact Lou Gervasi at lgervasi@cfa.ca / 800-665-4232 ext. 243.


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