The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada recently announced the recipients of the 2019 DSA Awards during their annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The DSA Awards honor and recognize organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada.
“The recipients of these awards are true champions of Canada’s direct selling industry,” said Peter Maddox, pesident of the DSA. “Each of them have enriched the lives of many Canadians through their dedication and passion. We are inspired as an industry by their many accomplishments.”
DSA Award recipients for 2019 were:
IVAN P. PHELAN AWARD – Gina Bresciani, Director of Canadian Operations, USANA Health Sciences. As the industry’s highest personal recognition, the Ivan P. Phelan Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the direct selling industry in Canada.
DSEF CIRCLE OF DISTINCTION AWARD – Mike McDonald. This award recognizes individuals who have devoted significant years of service and made considerable contributions to the Direct Selling Education Foundation of Canada and the Direct Selling industry.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – Sonya Cooper. This award recognizes individuals for their significant contribution to the advancement of the DSA through participation and leadership on DSA committees, the DSA Board, in their community or in public service.
INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD – MONAT Global for MONAT PET. This award recognizes the implementation of a program or service unique to the Canadian direct-selling industry by a DSA member company.
PARTNERSHIP IN PROGRESS AWARD – FORMCOR Inc. This award recognizes Supplier Member companies that provide a product or service to an Active Member Company which has made a measurable impact and contribution on the Active Member Company’s business.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD – Plexus Canada for support of Mary’s Meals. This award honours companies whose charitable and / or community service efforts have made a profound difference in the lives of Canadians.
MARK OF DISTINCTION AWARD – Rena Nong Ren, USANA Health Sciences. This award recognizes an Independent Sales Contractor who makes a profound difference in the community by helping others and positively impacting the community.