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2023 Year in Review

It was so amazing for the staff at DSA Canada to have the opportunity to serve the direct selling community in 2023. As the year draws to a close, it is a great time to look at the past twelve months for the association and our member companies. The year threw up many challenges and […]

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Date: 13 Dec, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Health Canada’s newly proposed fees for natural health products will negatively impact direct selling companies and Canadians

Now is a crucial time for the industry to act and speak as one. In May, Health Canada released their Cost Recovery for Natural Health Products (NHPs) proposal. Canada is already one of the most complex countries to sell NHPs and this proposal will add high costs to the existing challenges for direct selling companies […]

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Date: 11 Jun, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Direct selling companies are committed to “Investing in our Planet and our People.”

As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded of the importance of this year’s theme, to “Invest in our Planet.” As Canada plans to meet net-zero emissions by 2050, Canadian consumers are increasingly seeking and investing in sustainable solutions to help reach this seemingly unattainable goal. For many DSA Canada members, such as Arbonne International Canada, […]

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Date: 20 Apr, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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DSA Canada fights for industry in significant legal case

In early January, DSA Canada submitted an affidavit requesting the opportunity to participate as an intervener in a legal case before Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal. The appeal relates to a 2022 Federal Court judgment, whereby a large direct selling company challenged a product classification decision made by Health Canada. The submission to intervene was […]

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Date: 10 Apr, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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DSA Canada Insights on the 2023 Federal Budget: A Made-in-Canada Plan

On Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2023 federal budget, A Made-in-Canada Plan. With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror and financial uncertainty on the horizon, the budget takes a targeted look at sustainable spending, while continuing to follow-through on programs, all while bringing the deficit down. The budget included […]

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Date: 30 Mar, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Learning how to deal with the complexity of Canadian direct selling regulations, laws and compliance requirements

Problem solving is at the heart of what makes industry associations like DSA Canada thrive. Complexity of regulations, laws and compliance requirements make it important for companies to be able to get together, to share challenges and discover solutions. In the direct selling space, DSA Canada plays the central role in facilitating these discussions, and […]

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Date: 27 Feb, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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2022 Year in Review

We made it! As 2022 draws to a close, it is a great time to take a look at the past twelve months for DSA Canada and our member companies. It has certainly been an exciting year, as the challenges of the past two years began to fade into the background, with a number of […]

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Date: 19 Dec, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Overview of Canada and the Canadian Direct Selling Market

Initially published by The World of Direct Selling Author: Peter Maddox, DSA Canada President Canada is a strong direct selling market, which continues to offer considerable room for expansion and growth. The economy is healthy and, most importantly, the people are hungry for entrepreneurial opportunities. Historically, companies entering Canada with an appealing value proposition will […]

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Date: 14 Nov, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Federal Election Wrap-Up

Guest blog post by Kyle Larkin, Impact Public Affairs The federal election has come and gone, and the results appear to be very similar to those of the 2019 election. While there are still some races that are too close to call, due to mail-in ballots being counted, the Liberals have secured another minority government. […]

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Date: 23 Sep, 2021| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Doing The Right Thing

By Peter Maddox, DSA Canada President We recently held our annual Legal & Regulatory Seminar. This year it was a virtual event and it was great to be joined by a diverse group of knowledgeable speakers and attendees from across the direct sales channel. Due to their commitment to our Codes of Ethics, we know […]

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Date: 04 Mar, 2021| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane