CFA Brings #FranchiseAwareness to Queen’s Park

On April 2nd, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) brought our Franchise Awareness Day to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen’s Park, helping to raise awareness about Canada’s $100 billion (and growing) franchise industry. Over 20 leading CFA member franchisors connected with Ontario politicians to highlight the significance of the franchising industry and the positive impact it has made on the Canadian and Ontario economy.

From Caucus meetings to one-on-one meetings to our cocktail reception, it was a day marked by connection, education, and empowerment. Together, our participating members were able to express the ongoing role franchising has played in their lives and Ontario’s local communities. Thank you to all our members who participated in Franchise Awareness Day and to the Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s) who took meetings with us.

Scroll down to see some photos from the day!

From left to right: David Collier (Prep ‘n Sell), Stephen Schober (Metal Supermarkets), Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, Sherry McNeil (Canadian Franchise Association), and David Black (Canadian Franchise Association).


From left to right: Todd Smith, Economic Development Minister, Sherry McNeil (Canadian Franchise Association), and Clark Harrop (McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada).

From left to right: David Black (Canadian Franchise Association), Jane McKenna, Parliamentary Assistance to the Minister of Labour, Sherry McNeil (Canadian Franchise Association), and David Druker (The UPS Store).


From left to right: Chris Milthorpe (Fairhart Productions), Sherry McNeil (Canadian Franchise Association), Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, Gary Prenevost (FranNet Canada), and Kenny Chan (Canadian Franchise Association).


Ruthie Burd of The Lunch Lady and Michelle Burton, Qozen Yoga & Well-Being Studio.


From left to right: Craig Touchie (Great Clips), Sherry McNeil (Canadian Franchise Association), Vic Fedeli, Ontario Finance Minister, Doug Downey, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, and Andrew Arminen (Metal Supermarkets).