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Four Canadian ISCs take home awards for their outstanding achievements on Direct Sellers Day

Congratulations to our 2023 ISC Award recipients! On September 20 – Direct Sellers Day – we celebrated our industry’s star performers at our second annual independent sales consultant (ISC) Awards in Toronto. The ISC Awards honour and recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada. The event was co-hosted by […]

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Date: 03 Oct, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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DSEF Board welcomes two new directors

The Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) is pleased to welcome two new directors to its Board, Kim Barraclough of Arbonne International Canada, and Donna Pinsonneault of She’s Got Leggz. Kim Barraclough is the Director, Marketing and Field Development for Arbonne International Canada. Kim’s role includes product marketing, field development; events, training, recognition and communications. Kim […]

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Date: 01 Sep, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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2023 DSA Academic Scholarship recipients announced

Congratulations to the four 2023 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. It […]

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Date: 23 Aug, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Submission made on the negative impact proposed fees on NHPs will have on industry and Canadians

We recognize that a fair and well managed natural health product (NHP) regulatory framework is vital for consumers who purchase and utilize these products, and for companies who market them, including our members. For this reason, we have made a formal submission to Health Canada, outlining our concerns with their proposal to introduce a new […]

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Date: 16 Aug, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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2022 Canadian industry statistics released

Canadian industry statistics were released for 2022 at our recent conference in Montreal. While both total sales and the number of independent sales consultants (ISCs) were down against 2021, the context of the past few years means that the statistics provided some positives. Total Sales Sales for the Canadian direct selling industry in 2022 came […]

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Date: 27 Jul, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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Celebrating excellence in our industry

Congratulations to our 2023 Award Winners! On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, we announced the recipients of our 2023 Awards at our annual conference – En Route to Excellence, in Montreal, Quebec. The Awards honour and recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada. “This year’s award recipients are […]

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Date: 10 Jul, 2023| Posted: Cathy Sampaio-Lepiane
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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