Serving Canada's Christian Community

About

history

For almost 50 years, we have built strong partnerships and a reputation of being trustworthy, honest, fair, reliable, experienced and relational… and will continue to do so with integrity.

 

expertise

Proudly Canadian, we understand our market's unique demographic and provide consultation on desired products to suppliers, retailers and consumers to ensure all needs are met.

 

opportunity

In an effort to serve the whole Canadian Christian church, we saw an opportunity to bring together two great Canadian companies, David C Cook Distribution Canada and Augsburg Fortress Canada. Following the buyout from both American parent companies and merger, we set out to create a new name and brand that would capture the value and essence of what we do… and that is to serve!

Services

It's at the heart of everything we do. It drives our mission to provide the whole Canadian Christian church with the resources it needs to do its ministry.

DISTRIBUTION

  • 30,000 sq. ft. facility (25,000 sq. ft. warehouse)
  • Modern and efficient warehouse
  • Warehouse Management System with 99+% order accuracy rates

SALES

  • Trade and general market representatives serving over 250 Canadian Christian (CBA) bookstores, Chapters Indigo and Indie gift shops and bookstores
  • Direct-to-church resource consultants with practical ministry experience
  • Webstore with user-friendly categories and B2B website for convenient CBA sales and service
  • Web sales on Amazon, Amazon Marketplace, eBay

CHURCH MARKETING

  • Distribution of Christian Resources Catalogues directly to churches in Canada
  • Regular e-blast communication with churches targeting church leaders
  • Fall and spring physical mailers to Canadian churches
  • Strong relationships with evangelical and mainline/ecumenical church groups with unique marketing streams per group

TRADE MARKETING

  • Weekly e-blast with all Canadian CBA Retail
  • 3 cooperative CBA trade catalogues including all Canadian distributors – spring, fall, Christmas
  • Proprietary flyers and advertising campaigns – winter restock, summer, super weekend
  • Summer trade show participation
  • General market service: Chapters/lndigo, Amazon, Costco

CANADIAN EVENTS

  • Various denominational annual conferences for both ecumenical and evangelical denominations
  • Over 50 events attended annually including synods, leaders and clergy events, youth, worship, children's and parachurch partner events  

ACADEMIC

  • Multiple mailings of catalogues to  professors in the Canadian Theological Academy
  • Desk and Exam copy mailings and tracking

E-COMMERCE &
SOCIAL MEDIA

  • New webstore for parasource.com in progress.
  • Currently: yourchurchzone.com and afcanada.com (Augsburg Fortress Canada)
  • churchfilmlicenses.ca
  • B2B services for each store customer (online ordering, account maintenance, sell-sheets, catalogues)
  • Facebook, Twitter

INTERNAL MARKETING

  • Reaching thousands of pastors, key influencers and various church leaders through our extensive database…marketing communications plans are developed according to client needs.
  • Christian Movie Releases:
    • Pre-screening,
    • Theatrical,
    • Post-theatrical,
    • Church Film Licensing,
    • DVD release distribution
  • Publishing promotion:
    • Radio interviews,
    • On-air giveaways,
    • In-store promotion, e-blasts

Store

 

A new Parasource store is currently under construction and due to launch Spring 2017. Until the new webstore launches, you can still access either YourChurchZone or AF Canada to shop online.


Enter your email address below and we'll let you know when the new store launches. Plus, you'll receive a free welcome gift when the parasource.com store launches.



Partners

Our trusted list of partners provide us with the most current and popular material to support your personal interests and Ministry needs.

PUBLISHERS

  • Abingdon Press
  • Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Authentic Publishers
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Beacon Hill Press
  • Broadstreet
  • Castle Quay Books
  • Catch the Fire
  • City on a Hill
  • CWR
  • Claire Love Publishing
  • Dake Publishing
  • Darton, Longman & Todd
  • David C Cook
  • Destiny Image
  • The Good Book Company
  • Gospel Publishing House (My Healthy Church)
  • Growing Families
  • Hendrickson Publishers
  • Herald Press (MennoMedia)
  • lnterVarsity Press
  • Kregel Publications
  • Messenger International
  • Moody Publishers
  • Penguin Random House (Waterbrook & Multnomah)
  • Randall House
  • Simon & Schuster (Howard)
  • Wesleyan Publishing
  • Westminster John Knox

CHURCH RESOURCE & CURRICULUM

  • Abingdon: Deep Blue
  • Anglican Church of Canada
  • Alpha Resources
  • Artistic  Manufacturing
  • Augsburg Fortress: Sparkhouse
  • David C Cook: Accent, Bible in Life, Echoes, Wesleyan, Gospel Light, Scripture Press, Standard Publishing
  • Emkay Candles
  • Friends and Heroes
  • Christianity Explored
  • LifeWay Christian Resources: Gospel Project, Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, Disciples Path, Special Needs Ministry
  • My Healthy Church
  • Murphy Robes
  • Orange – Rethink Group
  • Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • Rose Publishing
  • Rainbow/Legacy Press
  • Randall House: D6
  • United Church of Canada
  • Warner Press

MUSIC & MEDIA

  • Bethel Music
  • Bibleman
  • Bridgestone Multimedia Group
  • Capitol Christian Distribution
  • Centricity Records
  • City on a Hill
  • City of Peace Records
  • CMD Distribution
  • Daywind Records
  • Dream Records
  • eOne Entertainment
  • Echolight Distribution
  • Friends & Heroes
  • Gaither Music Group
  • Green Hill Productions
  • Getty Music
  • Hillsong
  • lnpop
  • Integrity Music
  • Jellyfish Labs: What's in the Bible
  • Jesus Culture
  • Maranatha! Music
  • North Point Music
  • Owlegories
  • Provident Music Group
  • Provident Films
  • Reach Records
  • Skipstone Picture: Inspired Family Ent.
  • Sony Music Canada
  • Sony Home Entertainment
  • Spring Hill Music Group
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Universal
  • VSR
  • Veggie Tales
  • Vertical Praise Productions
  • Vision Video
  • Word Entertainment

 

CARDS, GIFTS & GAMES

  • Abbey Press
  • Belle City Gifts
  • Blossum Bucket
  • Cactus Games
  • DaySpring
  • Dutch Blitz
  • Gregg Gift Co.
  • Talicor Games
  • Wee Believers

Contact

Our people have a desire to assist and support the specialized needs of either the Christian church leader or retailer looking for direction or suggestions on specific product. Please contact us below.


P.O. BOX 98
55 Woodslee Avenue
Paris, Ontario N3L 3E5

custserv@parasource.com

519.442.7853 | 1.800.263.2664

519.442.1303