Welcome To Cosmetics Alliance Canada


Who We Are

Cosmetics Alliance Canada is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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What We Do

We act as the voice of the industry with government and media, representing our members on a wide range of issues and interests.

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Our members include brand-owners, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and associates that provide products and services for the industry.

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View the most commonly asked questions about Cosmetics Alliance Canada, our members, and the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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    Annual General Meeting

    Pursuant to the Association’s By-laws and requirements under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, the Association’s *Annual General Meeting must be held no later than six months after the previous fiscal year end.  This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at The Carlu, Clipper Room, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto followed by an *open board meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Beauty Awards being held that evening.

    *The Annual General Meeting and open board meeting are complimentary events.

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    Canadian Beauty Awards

    Cosmetics magazine’s Canadian Beauty Awards is an annual gala honouring and celebrating the year’s best fragrance and beauty launches, as chosen by our expert voting panel of industry insiders, beauty advisors and media.

    5:30 pm – Reception
    6:45 pm – Opening Remarks
    7:00 pm – Dinner
    8:30 pm – Awards

    Dress – smart business casual

    Beauty Awards Fees:
    Single ticket Cosmetics Alliance member: $432
    Single ticket non-member: $480
    Table of ten Cosmetics Alliance member: $4,140
    Table of ten non-member: $4,600

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    Fall Regulatory Workshop

    Cosmetic Alliance Canada’s Regulatory Workshops provide members with the opportunity to stay up-to-date and informed on “everything regulatory”. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from government officials and Cosmetics Alliance staff first-hand on issues that will directly affect your business. Cosmetics Alliance will be hosting Member Engagement Session at the end of the Workshop so be sure to attend for the whole day. A preliminary agenda with speakers will be shared closer to the Workshop.

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    Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSA)

    Each year, for the past 17 years, the COSA Awards recognize the great work Canada’s Beauty Advisors do every day. These service awards are unique to Canada and this gala is one of the  highlights for the beauty industry.

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Industry News



Mail Delivery Service Changes

As of April 1, 2018, the mail delivery service for Environment and Climate Change Canada has been changed and all packages and documents must be shipped as follows: Delivery by...

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Email Transformation Initiative

As part of the Government of Canada email transformation initiative the contact information for the Chemical Substances section of the Chemical Substances website has changed from chemicalsubstanceschiniques@hc-sc.gc.ca to HC.chemicalsubstances-chimiques.SC@canada.ca. More...

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Labelling Standards

INCI: In November 2006, it became law to include a list of ingredients on the product or packaging of all cosmetics sold in Canada. INCI stands for International Nomenclature of...

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