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THE ASSOCIATION

The DSA is devoted to preserving the integrity of the direct selling industry in Canada – whether working on behalf of member firms to address issues of importance, providing member companies and their ISCs with support through the DSA Rewards products, educating the public on the benefits of direct selling, or ensuring consumer protection by enforcing the high standards set out in the Codes.

WFDSA

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) is a global association of more than 50 national direct sales associations, including the Direct Sellers Association of Canada

DSEF

The Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) is a not-for-profit organization established by the DSA in 1994 to promote public awareness of the direct selling industry in Canada.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The DSA of Canada looks out for its member companies in the political realm through issues advocacy and policy initiatives.

Meet Our Board:

Awards

IVAN P. PHELAN AWARD

The DSA's highest recognition, the award is named in honour of the late Ivan Phelan, a longtime executive at Avon Canada who was instrumental in establishing and guiding the Association for more than three decades. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the direct selling industry in Canada. Click on the pdf to discover why Janice Gerol was selected in 2015 and for a complete list of past recipients.

DSEF CIRCLE OF DISTINCTION AWARD

The DSEF Circle of Distinction Award recognizes individuals who have devoted significant years of service and have made considerable contributions to the Direct Selling Education Foundation and the direct selling industry

Click on the pdf to discover why Susan Timmermeister was selected in 2015 and for a complete list of past recipients.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This DSA award that recognizes people for their participation and leadership on DSA committees and/or Board of Directors. Click on the pdf to discover why these recipients were selected and for a complete list of past recipients.

MARK OF DISTINCTION AWARD (ISC)

The DSA stands for trust and integrity, and promotes the development of leaders who can evoke inspiration in others.  Each member company relies on their ISCs to promote and represent their products and opportunity with the highest level of trust and integrity that the DSA demands

The DSA Mark of Distinction award recognizes an ISC who upholds the values of trust and integrity which are so vital our industry, as well as being a leader who inspires others to achieve their utmost potential.

JOURNEY TO SUCCESS  AWARD

Similar to the path of a new recruit, young companies must be nurtured and mentored in order to be successful.  It is important to begin the journey to success with a solid foundation and strong principles that will serve as building blocks to ensure success in the Canadian market place.  

While these young companies may not have unique programs in place that rise to the level of those recognized by other awards, many smaller companies have great stories to tell.  With this in mind, the Journey to Success Award is designed to recognize  up-and-coming  direct  selling  companies  that  have  dedicated  themselves  to  achieving  a  high standard of excellence in business operations.

INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD

This recognizes innovative ideas and programs that contribute to the growth of opportunities for entrepreneurs in the direct selling industry. Click on the pdf to discover why USANA Health Sciences was selected in  2015 and for a complete list of past recipients.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD

This award honours a DSA member company whose community service efforts have made a profound difference in the community. Recipient companies epitomize the best in corporate responsibility. Click on the pdf to discover why Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation was selected in 2015 and for a complete list of past recipients.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

The Direct Selling Industry and its members are recognized for their big hearts and community spirit.  Many individuals touch the lives of others both within Canada and across our borders on a global scope.  The DSA Community Spirit award honours an ISC whose charitable and / or community service efforts have made a profound difference in the lives of others. 

PARTNERSHIP IN PROGRESS AWARD

TThe DSA Partnership in Progress award recognizes Supplier member companies that provide a product or service to an Active Member Company which has/had a measurable impact and contribution on the Active Member Company’s business.