Industry News

CA Announces Big Changes to Awards Programs

Beauty Awards & COSAs to Merge into new Beauty’s Best Awards for Fall 2021! Last Stand-Alone COSA’s to be Held Virtually on November 12th Like with so many other things, Covid-19 is causing us to re-think what we do and how we do it and to advance many things that we were beginning to think […]

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Developing Safety Guidance for Re-Opening Cosmetic Retail

As governments and public health officials contemplate the safe re-opening of retail business, CA has taken the initiative to develop industry guidance and best-practices on how this can best be done to protect the safety of your staff and customers. The intent of this effort is to assist public health officials in understanding and addressing […]

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Canadian Beauty Awards Trend #1 on Twitter! Media Coverage of Winners to Exceed 5 Million Impressions

This year’s Canadian Beauty Awards, held on May 7th, were an unprecedented success! The Awards, co-hosted by internationally known beauty blogger Dave Lackie and CA’s own Jim Hicks, were delivered via an innovative live webcast this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Team “re-invented” the Awards format, providing an interactive virtual experience with the […]

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Proper Use of Disinfectants

Guidance Documents on Disinfectants

April 24, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) issued the following statement in response to unusual speculation about the use of disinfectants in or on one’s body: Disinfectants are meant to kill germs or viruses on hard surfaces. Under no circumstances should they ever be used on one’s skin, […]

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Over 1 Million Litres of Alcohol per Month for Hand-Sanitizers Committed by Canada’s Distillers

  Ottawa & Toronto – April 24, 2020 – Today, the Hand-Sanitizers Manufacturing Exchange is pleased to announce that over one million litres of high-grade alcohol per month has been committed by Canada’s largest distillers. Through our Exchange, this alcohol has been matched with various manufacturers of hand-sanitizers across the country. To put this volume […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program – Huge Benefit for CA Member Companies to Leverage

Approach for Site Licence Review – Summary of Teleconference

COVID-19 Bulletin #14 – April 16, 2020 Many Canadian companies and subsidiaries are still in crisis mode as they navigate financial distress caused by COVID-19. While CEO’s and their teams review cash preservation options including rent relief, loan forgiveness and slower payments to suppliers, the way they handle employees has been unclear until now.   […]

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PM Announces Partnerships with Canadian Industry to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Government of Canada is helping bring together industry partners through the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Exchange established by Cosmetics Alliance Canada, the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, and Spirits Canada. Together they are working to facilitate the supply of key ingredients and to maximize the domestic production of hand sanitizers. News releases: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/31/prime-minister-announces-new-partnerships-canadian-industries-fight https://pm.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles/communiques/2020/03/31/premier-ministre-annonce-de-nouveaux-partenariats-les-industries Backgrounders: […]

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Ramping Up Hand Sanitizer Supply

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Ever since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic there has been an unprecedented demand for hand sanitizers. This has resulted in a shortage of supply and empty store shelves. The good news for consumers is that the shortage should be short-lived. The cosmetics and personal care products industry association, Cosmetics Alliance Canada, has been working with […]

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency HEALTH CANADA DOCUMENTS For MANUFACTURERS OF HAND-SANITIZERS

UPDATED Cover Letters for use under the Interim Expedited Licensing Approach for the Production and Distribution of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers: updated: Cover Letter for Interim Approach to Hand Sanitizers_import updated: Lettre explicative pour approche provisoire pour les nettoyants antiseptiques_import   Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19): Information for manufacturers Désinfectants pour surfaces dures et désinfectants pour les mains (COVID-19) […]

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