Grade Math: 2012 CFA Award of Excellence
Toronto, ON: April 5, 2012
Grade Math Programs is the Bronze prize winner of the 2012 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Award of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Non-Traditional Franchises – New/Emerging franchise concept. The award was presented to Grade Math on April 2, 2012 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 21st annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, 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 franchisors and their franchisees administered by third-party research firm InfoFeedback.
“We are honoured to receive this award. It’s a testament to our belief that thoughfully choosing the franchisees that make up your team, is a critical part of a successful franchise system,” says Michael Bateman, President and CEO Grade Expectations Learning Systems Inc. “Clearly we have chosen well.”
This year, 54 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey, marking the highest number of entrants in CFA history. 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 Grade Math Programs 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 system’s success and Grade Math’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 four 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 the length of time they have been operating (three to 10 years and 11+ years).
Systems with the highest scores in each category are recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold CFA Awards of Excellence.
For more information about a Grade Math Programs franchise opportunity, visit
www.gradelearning.ca/franchise/math/concept/ or call 1-800-208-3826.
About Grade Math Programs:
Grade Math Programs is a Canadian owned and operated supplemental math education franchise developed by Grade Expectations Learning Systems Inc. Since 2001, Grade Math has given children from Primary to Grade 10 the basic skills to meet and exceed the real life expectations of the Ontario math curriculum. Developed by Ontario certified B.Ed. teachers, Grade Math delivers individualized math programs during one – two weekly sessions and 15 minutes of home study per day. For additional or location information: www.grademath.com
Michael Bateman, President and CEO, Grade Expectations Learning Systems Inc., is available for interviews.
For Media Inquiries:
Laurie Foley, Grade Math Programs