2019 Easter Seals Patron Award - Easter Seals Canada

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Easter Seals Canada honours Amway Canada with the 2019 Patron Award for its long-standing support and commitment to help enhance the independence, well-being and quality of life of Canadians who are living with disabilities.

Amway Canada LogoToronto, March 27, 2019 – Easter Seals Canada is proud to announce that the 2019 Easter Seals Canada Patron Award will be presented to AMWAY Canada (www.amway.ca). The Patron Award is a prestigious honour and the highest recognition that Easter Seals Canada bestows annually to an organization in recognition of its long-term commitment and financial support for Easter Seals’ mission and work, and which has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of accessibility and inclusivity issues in Canada.

According to Dave Starrett, President & CEO of Easter Seals Canada, “Amway is committed to helping people live better lives. Clearly, this commitment extends beyond its business and products to its partnership with Easter Seals. Amway’s positive messaging and recognition that people must get out of their comfort zones to make great things happen, is helping Canadians living with disabilities make the most of their abilities and realize their true potential. We are truly grateful to Amway Canada and Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) nation-wide for their unwavering support and long-standing partnership.”

Amway Canada is one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses in the personal care, nutrition and household products industry. Since 2005, Amway has been the National Hero Sponsor for the Easter Seals Drop Zone events—a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fundraising adventure that challenges people to get out of their comfort zones and rappel from the top of a towering high-rise building, all in support of Canadians living with disabilities. Along with corporate sponsorship of the event, Amway Independent Business Owners and employees also challenge themselves and help change lives by participating in the Drop Zone and other local Easter Seals events across Canada – part of Amway’s global One by One campaign that encourages Amway employees, affiliates and IBOs  around the world to engage in causes that support children in need.

To date, Amway Canada and Amway IBOs have contributed nearly $1M to support vital Easter Seals programs and services for children, youth and adults who are living with disabilities.

“Amway Canada is deeply honoured and humbled by this recognition and grateful to the numerous Independent Business Owners and employees who have contributed to our philanthropic success. We’re extremely proud to have helped many Canadians to enhance their daily lives by using Easter Seals services.” 

Len Iakiri, General Manager for Canada.

“Accepting the award and representing all our Canadian Independent Business Owners who have contributed through volunteerism, philanthropic deeds and financial contributions is an honour and a milestone for Amway Canada.” 

Faith Morrison, Senior Account Manager, National Sales

About Easter Seals Canada

Easter Seals is Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, and issues-leadership and development for the disability community. Since 1922, Easter Seals Canada and its provincial member organizations have been working to create a more inclusive and accessible society that includes and honours the contributions and potential of Canadians of all abilities. Easter Seals responds to the needs and aspirations of Canadians living with disabilities – and their families – by providing services that enhance their independence, well-being and quality of life; and by offering leadership that promote increased awareness, research and investment in disability issues.

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About Amway

Amway is a family-owned, $8.8 billion direct selling company based in Ada, Michigan, USA that is committed to helping people live healthier, more empowered lives. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, eSpring™ water treatment systems and XS™ energy drinks – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2017 made Amway the No. 1 direct selling business in the world, according to the 2018 Direct Selling News Global 100.  Amway Canada – located in London, ON – opened in 1962. It is the first international affiliate of Amway Corporation and is a proud and active member of the Canadian Direct Sellers Association (DSA).

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