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Academic Scholarship Recipients Announced by Direct Sellers Association of Canada

Date: 23 Aug, 2018

TORONTO, ON – The Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) is proud to announce that it has awarded six (6) $2,000 scholarships to both deserving children of active Independent Sales Consultants (ISCs) of DSA Member Companies and ISCs who themselves are students. The DSA has also awarded one (1) scholarship of $2,000 to a deserving child of a DSA Member Company employee.

“On behalf of the DSA, we are thrilled to present scholarships to these outstanding students,” said Peter Maddox, DSA President. “We are honoured to have the opportunity to give back through this scholarship program and to promote entrepreneurship in Canada.”

The seven recipients of the 2018 DSA Academic Scholarships are:

  • Molly Sun, USANA Health Sciences*
  • Derek MacDougall, AVON Canada Inc.
  • Sébastien Tremblay, Scentsy Canada Enterprises
  • Cassie Burns, Arbonne International Canada
  • Senja Lieuwen, AVON Canada Inc.
  • Estelle Dube, Arbonne International Canada
  • Julia Connell, Nature’s Sunshine*

Additionally, for the very first time, the DSA is awarding $1,000 grants to the academic institution of two (2) of the scholarship recipients*. Both the University of British Columbia and York University will receive the grants to help promote the integrity, trust and transparency of direct selling, a business model that is underrepresented in education.

“We are very pleased to announce our 2018 scholarship recipients,” said Jackie McClements, Direct Selling Education Foundation of Canada (DSEF) Chair. “Each year, we are impressed by the caliber of entries received from individuals across Canada. This year’s recipients are a remarkable group of students with incredible potential. It is our pleasure to help them achieve their educational goals through this scholarship program.”

Grants for educational initiatives are made possible through support from the DSEF; a not-for-profit organization established by the Canadian DSA in 1994.  The DSEF promotes public awareness of the direct selling industry in Canada and serves the public interest through educational programs and research into direct sales and micro enterprise.



As the national trade association for the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods directly to consumers, the mission of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada is to promote, serve and protect the interests of Canadian member companies and independent direct sellers marketing their products, and ensure the highest level of business ethics and service to consumers.

Direct selling companies in Canada represent close to 1.3 million Canadians who are involved in Direct Selling (82% are women) generating over $2.5 billion per year in sales.


The cornerstone of the Association’s commitment to ethical business practices and consumer service is its Code of Ethics and Business Practices. Every member company pledges to abide by the Code’s standards and procedures as a condition of admission and continuing membership in the Association.

For more details, please contact info@dsa.ca or call (416) 679-8555.