July/August 2017

2017 Award-Winning Franchise Brands: CFA Awards of Excellence

A franchise that becomes a top brand has an innovative mindset and goes above and beyond to create the ultimate experience of satisfaction for both its customers and franchisees. To be a respected, distinguished franchise system means that the brand is thriving and continuing to grow. Such achievements should be recognized by the entire franchising industry, which is why the Canadian Franchise Association is proud to present its range of awards each year at CFA’s National Convention.

Are you looking for a franchise that fits into all of your ideals for success? You’re in the right place. This special section showcases the winners of the 2017 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising, Franchisees’ Choice Designation, and CFA Recognition Awards. CFA presented these awards to the franchises that were distinguished as outstanding brands throughout the year.

Read on to learn about these award-winning brands, and why they’re the recipients of these franchising accolades!

CFA Awards of Excellence

Awarded to those who received the highest scores from their franchisees, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada. To reflect the wide range of franchise opportunities and to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers, entries are separated into Traditional Franchises, such as those with bricks and mortar locations, and Non-Traditional Franchises, such as those that are mobile or home-based. Within these categories, franchises are grouped based on the length of time the franchise has been operating. Each category has a gold, silver, and bronze winner. Here are the 2017 winners in each category:

Traditional Franchises Grand Prize Winner

Non-Traditional Franchises Grand Prize Winner

Traditional Franchises

6-15 Franchisees

Gold: Scholars Education Centre

Silver: Bento Sushi


16-29 Franchisees

Gold: Symposium Cafe

Silver: White Spot Restaurants

Bronze: FASTSIGNS International

30-99 Franchisees

Gold: Triple O’s

Silver: Edo Japan

Bronze: UCMAS Mental Math

100+ Franchisees

Gold: A&W Food Services of Canada

Silver: Pizza Nova

Bronze: Pizza Pizza

Non-Traditional Franchises

6-15 Franchisees

Gold: Par-T-Perfect Party Planners Inc.

Silver: Lice Squad.com

Bronze: Driverseat

16-29 Franchisees


Silver: Little Kickers

Bronze: CertaPro Painters

30+ Franchisees

Gold: Alair Homes

Silver: Home Instead Senior Care

Bronze: PropertyGuys.com

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