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Day on the Hill 2023

Last week, members of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada Board spent two days in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, meeting with Members of Parliament (MPs), senators, and other government officials to help advocate for the direct selling industry. The event began with a board meeting, followed by a well-attended government reception and on day two, […]

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Date: 08 May, 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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Nominations are open for our 2023 DSA Canada Awards!

Every year, through our Awards program, we recognize member companies and individuals who have gone above and beyond in the service of direct selling.  Members, we invite you to submit your nominees for each award category mentioned below. Please note that we will once again be recognizing our notable independent sales consultants (ISCs) on Direct […]

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Date: 22 Mar, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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International Women’s Day

DSA Canada Members Embrace Equity Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we are celebrating all the women who participate in the direct selling industry. Whether they work for a direct selling company or are a part of the 1.14 million Canadian women who run their own direct selling businesses, through their collective effort, dedication and achievements […]

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Date: 08 Mar, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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2022 Socio-Economic Impact Study (SEIS) Results Are Now Available

The results of our 2022 Socio-Economic Impact Study (SEIS) are now available! This tri-annual study reviews direct selling in Canada and its important contributions to Canada’s economy and society. The 2022 SEIS includes information on: • Direct selling’s economic impact and social contributions, • The Canadian direct selling market, • Demographic, income and skills data […]

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Date: 18 Oct, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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ISC Award Winners Announced on Direct Sellers Day

Congratulations to our 2022 ISC Award Winners! On Direct Sellers Day, we announced the recipients of our 2022 Independent Sales Consultant (ISC) Awards. The Awards honour and recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada. “Our 2022 independent sales consultant award recipients are extraordinary representatives of Canada’s direct selling industry,” […]

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Date: 27 Sep, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Finalists Announced for our ISC Awards!

Congratulations to the DSA Canada ISC Award Finalists! We are proud to announce the following twenty-one independent sales consultants (ISCs) who are finalists for our four ISC awards listed below. Mark of Distinction Award Finalists: Camilla Eves, Arbonne International Canada Karen Edwards, The Avon Company of Canada Guylaine Dufour, Mary Kay Cosmetics Nancy O’Donnell, SeneGence […]

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Date: 14 Sep, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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2022 DSA Academic Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the four 2022 DSA Academic Scholarship recipients! Every year, our Scholarship Program awards a total of $16,000 to eligible post-secondary students with ties to the direct selling industry, to help them advance their post-secondary education. The Scholarship Program helps to raise awareness of the direct selling model both with students and academia. This […]

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Date: 06 Sep, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Nominations are Open for our 2022 DSA Canada ISC Awards!

It’s time to recognize your independent sales consultants (ISCs), who have gone above and beyond in the direct selling industry. This year, we will be presenting four ISC Awards on Direct Sellers Day, September 21, 2022! Direct Sellers Day and the ISC Awards present an amazing opportunity to celebrate our people and promote the amazing […]

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Date: 03 Aug, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Inflation Worries Leading 2 in 3 Canadians to Consider a Side Hustle

Recessionary concerns among reasons why respondents continue their search for supplemental income opportunities post-pandemic. Newly-released consumer research, completed by Abacus Data, reveals that inflation is fuelling the need for Canadians to continue their pursuit of supplemental income opportunities. The survey found that while 2 in 5 Canadians (42%) pursued opportunities in the past year to […]

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Date: 02 Aug, 2022| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane