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Scholars Recognized for Franchise Excellence by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)


TORONTO, ON — June 30, 2020 — Scholars is a finalist of the 2020 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Traditional – 30-99 Franchisees. Considered the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are given annually to franchise systems that have demonstrated superior franchise relations, leadership, training and communications.

Scholars is also a recipient of the CFA Franchisees’ Choice designation—for the fifth consecutive year. Now in its tenth year, the annual Franchisees’ Choice Designation Program recognizes Scholars for its accomplishment in receiving this designation.

This year, more than 70 CFA member brands participated in the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising program. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process, franchisee information package, leadership, business planning and marketing, training and support, as well as ongoing operations and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. 

 “We are proud of our franchisees and all they have accomplished,” says Kirk Langford, COO of Scholars. “The education industry is dynamic and ever-changing, and requires us to continually innovate and adapt. Our franchisees do this every day, and welcome the opportunity to help more families in their communities across Canada. It takes dedication, cooperation, and integrity to be successful, and our franchisees demonstrate all of those qualities in the work they do.” 

“The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising celebrate franchise brands that have demonstrated the strongest relationships with their franchisees, a true representation of the very best of Canadian franchising in 2020 and Growing Together™,” says Sherry McNeil, CFA President & Chief Executive Officer. “The honoured franchises prove that above all else, the connection between a franchisor and their franchisees is vital to a franchise system’s success.”


Kirk Langford
Scholars Education
Tel: 519-872-3856
Email: kirk@scholarscanada.com

Laura D’Angelo
Fishman Canada Inc.
Tel: (647) 725-9735 
Email: laura@fishmancanada.com


Founded in 1999, Scholars Education is a leading tutoring and supplementary education service that offers research-driven proprietary programs in all subjects for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Scholars Education’s focus is developing analytical and thinking skills so students become self-aware, real-world thinkers who can take the skills they learn far beyond the classroom.

To learn more about Scholars Education, visit www.scholarsed.com. 


The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business. 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 $100 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.9 million people. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.

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