In 1998, I was asked to create a corporate identity (see letter).
The purpose was to move from a temporary working group, chaired by the Ontario government (Franchise Sector Working Team, 1996-2000?)…
…to a permanent mediation function (non-court dispute resolution process)…
..that would be housed within a national, franchisee/franchisor/banking sector run self-regulatory agency:
- National Franchise Council of Canada.
This never got off the ground for several reasons. But it was not for the lack of franchisee effort. The Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators stopped in 2005 (lack of revenue).
After 11 years, the need has never been greater.
There is, until now, no economic market to support it..