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Scholars Education Centre Recognized for Franchise Excellence at CFA National Convention

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 1st, 2018) Scholars Education Centre is the Silver winner of the 2018 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Traditional – 16-29 Franchisees. The award was presented to Parry Sohi, Matt Baxter and Kirk Langford on April 23, 2018 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 27th annual CFA National Convention in Ottawa, Ontario.

Considered the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada, CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are given annually to franchise systems that have demonstrated the strongest, most mutually rewarding relationships with their franchisees, based on the results of a comprehensive survey of franchisees administered by a third-party firm, The Portage Group.

“We are a franchisee-driven business model and receiving this award today indicates that our head office team is continuing in the right direction,” says Matt Baxter, Director, Scholars Education Centre. “Focusing on the success of franchisees in the short and long term is always the right way to operate a franchise business, and that has been our goal: make the right decision for your franchisees and in the long run we will be a successful franchisor.”

This year, more than 70 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey. Participating franchise systems were assessed on their performance in key areas, including franchisee relations, leadership, business planning, marketing, training and support, ongoing operations and communications.

“The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising truly set a benchmark for franchises throughout Canada and we are pleased to recognize Scholars Education Centre for their commitment to excellence in franchising,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and CEO. “A solid relationship between franchisor and franchisee is vital to the sys

tem’s success and Scholars Education Centre’s results show that they offer outstanding support to their franchisees.”

Open exclusively to CFA franchise system members who have been franchising for three years or more, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising competition includes seven categories to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers. Entries are separated into Traditional Franchises (i.e. those with bricks and mortar locations) and Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc.), then grouped based on number of franchisees.

Systems with the highest scores in each category are recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The prestigious CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising Grand Prize is given to a Gold winner in the Traditional category and a G


old winner in the Non-Traditional category.

To learn more about Schol

ars Education Centre, visit www.franchise.scholarscanada.com.

For more information about the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising and a list of winners, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.

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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 700 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. 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.

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