Frequently Asked Questions

According to Statistics Canada, 1,000 Canadians turn 65 every single day and will continue to do so for the next 18 years This makes seniors the fastest-growing segment of the population.

Downsizing Diva is a Canadian company that provides specialized services to older adults and helps them downsize, organize, move and clear estates.

Currently, we are searching for caring and compassionate Divas across Canada.

I’m interested. What areas are available?

We are looking for Downsizing Divas in Vaughan, Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, North of GTA, Guelph, Cambridge, Kingston, London and Scarborough.

Downsizing Diva is a territory-based franchise; each Diva has a geographical area in which to build relationships and provide services. Territory boundaries are based on a number of variables including population, demographics and retirement residences.

As a company, we are committed to strategic growth to ensure our specialized move management services are available to older adults across the country.


How much does it cost?

An exclusive Downsizing Diva franchise territory is priced at $27,500. Monthly Royalty + Advertising Fund payments currently total just $1,435 per month and are discounted to, as little as, $700 per month for the first year.


What about training?

Franchisee training includes a combination of recorded classes, interactive video sessions and on-the-job experience.

You will learn everything you will need to know about being a Senior and Specialized Move Manager, from operations, to sales and marketing, to age-sensitivity training, to technology. By the time you are awarded your purple feather boa and are Diva-Certified, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running!


Is there competition?

Competition is a good thing because it increases public awareness of the senior and specialized move management industry. There are independent service providers supporting seniors in communities across the country. As Canada’s premier Senior Move Management Company, Downsizing Diva specializes in downsizing, organizing, moving and clearing estates. Downsizing Diva is a team! We share best practices and support you in providing legendary customer service. Our systems, policies and procedures have been created and fine-tuned over thousands of jobs in 20+ years in business. We help you do it right… the first time!


Can I make a difference?

YES! At Downsizing Diva, you make a difference in people’s lives every single day. Here is what people are saying…

Client - We continue to sing your praises when asked about our move! You orchestrated what could have been a very difficult experience into a smooth transition to our new home. Thanks.

Daughter-in-law - You are AMAZING!!! I just heard from my mother-in-law and she thinks YOU and your helpers were wonderful. She said you would do anything for her... You have won her over. This is the most positive she has been about her move.

Executor - I am thrilled with your service. You saved my life. After I met you at the house, i let everything go and left it up to you. I was a different person after I met you. I’m telling everyone about Downsizing Diva!

Realtor - I always feel good recommending the Diva team to my clients. They have helped several of my clients downsize and assisted them with every aspect of their move. I know my clients will be very well taken care of with any part of their move.


I could start my own company. Why would i join a franchise?

A franchise offers you an instant business opportunity. At Downsizing Diva, you are immediately connected with industry leaders and have immediate access to a comprehensive manual, a support team, unique pricing models, proven operating systems and a customized CRM tool that works for you…from Day One.

As senior move management pioneers, Downsizing Diva Co-Founders, Gail Shields and Karen Shinn, have been doing well while doing good for 20+ years. Now, they are looking forward to sharing all of their passion, knowledge and experience with YOU.

It’s a team effort… JOIN THE DIVA TEAM!

For more information...

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