Prohibited Content

The list below details what can’t be posted on DCI Ads:
– Including pornography, nude photos, videos, articles, or erotic products
– Including prostitution, escort, or accompanying services
– Including the delivery of alcohol and related beverages
– Note: Selling empty bottles, labels, or caps as collectibles are permitted.
– Note: Recruitment of personnel such as bartender, front desk, or salesman is permitted in the Jobs category.
Baby Items Deemed Unsafe by Health Canada
– Baby Nests
– Baby Walkers
– Car Seats and Booster Seats manufactured prior to January 1st, 2012
– Inclined sleepers (recalled or not) or products that could support inclined sleepers
– Traditional Drop-Side Cribs
Blood, Bodily Fluids, and Body Parts
– Including organs
– Including surrogacy, fertility, and donor requests (including sperm)
Burglary Tools
Cannabis and Cannabis-based Products
– Including extracts, edibles, and oils
– Including hookahs, pipes, bongs, and vaporizers
– Cannabis promotional items/memorabilia
Child Adoption services (seeking and offering)
Combustible Items (including flares)

– Note: Emergency and distress flares are permitted only if they are designed and intended for signaling purposes.
Note: No offers of shipping.
COVID-19 Related Items
– COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
Counterfeit Items and Distribution of Copyrighted Material
– Including currency, stamps, and coins
– Including e-books
Digital Items or Accounts
– Including gaming accounts, accounts with multiple device allowances, and digital copies of movies, books, or software
Embargoed Goods
Event Tickets

– Note: Certain community event tickets are permitted.
Government Issued IDs, Badges, Uniforms, and Licenses
– Including transit, military, police, postal, etc.
Hazardous Materials
– Including chemicals, restricted, suspended, or canceled pest control products, and fireworks
High-Powered Laser Pointers
Identity Documents, Personal Financial Records, and Personal Information

– In any form, including mailing lists
Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (or any mention of related items or activities)
– Including narcotics, steroids, etc.
Illegal Items and Services
– Including any device that is primarily useful for the covert interception of private communications
– Including listings or products that promote the use of photographic devices to covertly view or record individuals for sexual purposes
Illegal or Unauthorized Wildlife Products
– Including bear traps (regardless of size)
– Moss ball products
– Illegal or unauthorized living organisms
– Regulated pests
Ivory or Bone
– Including fossilized mammoth tusks
– Note: Antiques that contain 5% or less of real ivory and were made before the year 1900, specifically musical instruments and furniture, are permitted. The year the item was manufactured as well as an image must be included in the ad.
– Note: Bone, including fossilized teeth or bone, from non-ivory producing animals, is permitted. The species must be indicated in the ad.
– Note: Collectable knives and swords (unsharpened, fantasy/antique) and kitchen utensils and cutlery are permitted.
Lottery Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries, and Coin Operated Slot Machines
Massage Services
– Ad images are to be limited to headshots or photographs of the facility (no full-body images)
– Note: Ads posted by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who is able to provide insurance receipts for customers is permitted.
– Note: Massage as part of an aesthetics package by a registered Aesthetician, but not offered on its own, is permitted.
Offensive and Obscene Material
– Including Nazi-related artifacts and collectibles
– Note: This excludes stamps, letters, and envelopes with the Nazi symbol, currency issued by the Nazi government, military scripts, and historically accurate WWII military model kits that have Nazi symbols.
Prescription Drugs and Devices
– Note: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices, and Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP) devices and accessories require a prescription and are therefore not permitted. Over-the-counter (OTC) versions of these devices and accessories are permitted.
Products That Are Unauthorized by Health Canada
Radio Equipment or Other Devices That Violate the Radiocommunication Act
Recalled Items
Restricted Food Products
– Including, but not limited to:
– Unpasteurized dairy products
– Fruit or vegetable juice that hasn’t been heating or pasteurized
– Wild mushrooms
– Ackee fruit (including seeds)
– Food items that are subject to recall by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
– Expired food items and baby formula
– Food items or baby formula that has been opened or tampered with
– Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) that have been expired for more than 3 years
– Government assistance benefits including, but not limited to:
– Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
– Supplemental foods such as infant formula and baby food
– Cash-value vouchers
– Food instruments such as vouchers, checks, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards, and coupons
– Note: Perishable items are permitted; however, the sale of food items is highly regulated by the federal and provincial government. When you list any food products, you’re certifying that the item may be sold and complies with all health, safety, and labeling requirements. For more information please visit Health Canada’s website.
Stocks and Other Securities
– Including cryptocurrencies
– Including binary options
– Note: On September 28th, 2017 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced a complete ban on the advertisement, offer, sale, or trade of binary options.
Stolen Property
Tobacco and Other Nicotine Products
– Including e-cigarettes, e-juice, herbal blends, etc.
– Including hookahs, pipes, bongs, and vaporizers
– Tobacco seeds
– Tobacco promotional items/memorabilia for tobacco
Used Cosmetics
Weapons (or any mention of related items, services, or activities)
– Including, but not limited to:
– Firearms
– Firearm parts and magazines
– Ammunition
– BB and pellet guns
– Replica weapons
– Tear gas
– Stun guns
– Crossbows
– Martial arts weapons
– Including Airsoft guns, parts, and ammunition
– Note: Archery, paintball equipment, and firearm scopes are permitted.