The Professional Membership is for individuals who reside in Canada, make handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics and market them to the public. Benefits for Professional Members are geared toward those things that assist in promoting handcrafted soap and cosmetics, increasing proficiency in the trade, improving business skills, encouraging networking opportunities and providing general exposure for the member's business and products.
For a complete list of benefits, see the Member Benefits Chart and the Benefits for Soapmakers.
CANADIAN Professional Membership includes the option to purchase general and product liability insurance valid in Canada. Canadian insurance is not available in the Province of Quebec.
Insurance for Canadian members must be purchased in Canada, so it cannot be processed through the HSMG. Once your membership is processed, you will receive an email with the link to purchase your insurance and instructions for doing so. The cost for insurance is C$400, inclusive of a policy issuance fee of $50. Several Provinces in Canada have additional taxes (see the Canadian Insurance FAQ for exact details on the applicable taxes.
It will take up to 1 business day to process your membership. You will receive the email with instructions once your membership is processed.
See the Insurance FAQ and the Canadian Insurance FAQ for additional information about insurance.
You can choose to upgrade your membership to a Benefactor Level in the Options section below. Benefactor members receive additional benefits, priority placement of listings and public acknowlegdements for their increased support of the HSMG.
The membership will be processed with the name, address and contact information submitted in the shopping cart checkout process. Any information already on file within the HSMG will be updated to reflect the contact information submitted in the cart as we assume that is most the most up-to-date information.
Code of Ethics
By joining the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, you agree to abide by the HSMG Code of Ethics.
PLEASE NOTE: Your membership will be processed in the HSMG office within 1 business day. At that time you will be sent an email with your member number, membership details and HSMG Member Area log-in information.
YOUR SHOPPING CART REGISTRATION LOG IN WILL NOT WORK IN THE MEMBER AREA.