Peter H. Thomas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The Canadian Franchise Association

Toronto, ON, April 4, 2023 – Peter H. Thomas, Canadian entrepreneur, investor, franchisor, author and philanthropist, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the voice of the franchise industry. Presented during the CFA’s 2023 National Convention (April 1 – 3, 2023), the award recognizes Peter’s exceptional and significant contribution and commitment to franchising in Canada and abroad, demonstrating vision, leadership and excellence throughout his career.

“We are thrilled to present Peter with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Sherry McNeil, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CFA. “As a pioneer in the Canadian business and franchising community as well as a mentor and an inspiration to countless franchisors throughout his career, his support of the franchising community has been immeasurable.”

As the founding partner and Chairman of Century 21 Real Estate Canada, Peter H. Thomas has been a values-based serial entrepreneur for more than four decades, specializing in real estate and franchising. He is recognized as one of the leading developers and leaders of his time in North America, developing billions of dollars in real estate projects, including shopping centres, apartments, condominiums, hotels and golf courses.

“I am honoured to be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Peter H. Thomas. “This award is very special to me as it recognizes and acknowledges my contributions to the franchising community. I am passionate about franchising and feel as though I am just getting started.”

In addition, Peter has authored many books, been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, and been recognized with many awards over the years including the National Caring Award – an honour shared by General Colin Powell and Laura Bush; and the prestigious Ernst & Young Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 550 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, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Franchising is the 13th largest industry in Canada and franchised businesses contribute almost $120 billion per year to the Canadian economy, creating jobs for almost two million Canadians. Learn more at: or


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