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The Direct Sellers Association of Canada Welcomes New Member Mango + Moose 

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) is pleased to welcome Mango + Moose as a new Active Member. Mango + Moose is a socially conscious fashion and lifestyle brand, with the purpose of providing opportunities for communities, families, and individuals to thrive.  They offer products that are exclusively created and developed through ethical practice. […]

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Date: 11 Feb, 2019| Posted: Michelle Maharaj
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What is Direct Selling – Tips to Getting Started

What exactly is direct selling you might ask? Well, direct selling is the sale of consumer products or services, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location. It’s a retail channel used by large, global companies and small, entrepreneurial brands to sell all types of goods and services, including nutritional products, cosmetics, jewelry, housewares, giftware, utilities and much more! […]

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Date: 31 Jan, 2019| Posted: Michelle Maharaj

Updated Codes of Ethics and Business Practices

In 2018, to recognize changes made in the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations Code of Ethics, DSA Canada’s Codes of Ethics and Business Practices underwent an update. While there have been no changes made that materially impact the businesses of DSA members, the revised Codes include updated text that: […]

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Date: 17 Jan, 2019| Posted: Michelle Maharaj
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2018 – A Year in Review

For the DSA, 2018 has been an important, exciting and productive year. With a talented new team in the office and a Board filled with fresh and experienced faces, we have focused on increasing the value provided to member companies and building on our capabilities to continue serving the direct selling industry into 2019 and beyond. […]

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Date: 18 Dec, 2018| Posted: Michelle Maharaj
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Policy Opportunities Apparent After Ottawa Visit

DSA President Peter Maddox recently spent time meeting with government officials in Ottawa, as planning for the 2019 Federal Election begins to gather steam. Meetings were held with representatives of the three main parties, Liberal, Conservative and NDP, and these discussions are helping the DSA to build its own election platform. MPs visited included Randy Hoback of Saskatchewan and Karen Vecchio of Ontario, who is a former PartyLite consultant. […]

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Date: 11 Dec, 2018| Posted: Michelle Maharaj
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CANADA: Open For Business

Check out the December edition of Direct Selling News magazine for a story, written by DSA President Peter Maddox, on the opportunities presented by the Canadian direct selling market […]

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Date: | Posted: Michelle Maharaj
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DSA Rewarded with WFDSA Gold Performance Standard

Under the direction of its CEO Council and Operating Group, each year the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations recognizes national DSAs that uphold a high level of ethical standards and effectively advocate on behalf of the industry. A […]

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Date: 05 Dec, 2018| Posted: Michelle Maharaj

Direct Selling Reference Included in Revised North American Trade Deal

DSA Canada is pleased to report that, after significant advocacy, a reference to direct selling has been included in the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pending legislative approval, the revised deal will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The direct selling reference appears in the chapter on Cross-Border Trade in Services Chapter , Article 15.10 , in the section on small and medium sized enterprises. It states that business models, such as direct selling services, should be supported. […]

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Date: 16 Nov, 2018| Posted: Michelle Maharaj