Ad Standards Clearance Services Team

The Ad Standards Clearance Services team has a depth of experience and expertise across all five categories of advertising preclearance. Review services are available in both French and English and are carried out by analysts who are experts in their respective fields and have extensive knowledge of advertising and communications. Each Ad Standards analyst is dedicated to working collaboratively, consultatively and responsively to help advertisers meet applicable regulatory requirements and industry guidelines. To reach a member of the Clearance Services team, call 416-961-6311 or email 

Nicole Bellam
Vice President, Ad Standards Clearance Services

Nicole has more than 20 years experience in advertising, most recently as Group Account Director, Vice-President, in the agency world. She has worked with a wide range of large national and international clients in agencies in Montreal and Toronto. She has acquired expertise in a number of relevant business sectors, including packaged goods, restaurants and cosmetics. Nicole, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University, is fluently bilingual, and has an excellent knowledge of communications in English and French markets.

Esmaa Benseddik
Analyst, Ad Standards Clearance Services, Consumer Drug Section

Esmaa holds a post-graduate certificate in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs from Humber College and a B.Sc. in Biology from York University. Before joining Ad Standards, she worked in regulatory affairs for 6 years, most recently in the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. Esmaa is fully bilingual.

Sandra Gharbi
Senior Analyst, Ad Standards Clearance Services, Food, Consumer Drug and Cosmetic Sections

Sandra, a Registered Dietician, holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Communications from Ryerson University. Before joining ASC, she conducted quality assurance audits of food preparation facilities and interned at Nestlé Canada Inc. Sandra is fully bilingual and reviews non-prescription drug, natural health product and food advertising.

Jean Larivière
Senior Analyst, Ad Standards Clearance Services, Children’s, Alcoholic Beverage and Food Sections & Client Services Manager

Jean currently reviews advertising for food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and children’s advertising. He is fully bilingual and has been with Ad Standards since 1999. Through the Institute of Communication Agencies, he holds a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP) designation. Jean attended the University of Ottawa where he studied History and Communications.

Danielle Parry
Analyst, Clearance Services, Food Section


Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph. Before joining Ad Standards, she worked on the client services team at Mérieux NutriScience, ensuring food safety and quality through microbiological, analytical chemistry testing and nutritional analysis across North America. Danielle is fully bilingual.

Dan Perry
Senior Analyst, Ad Standards Clearance Services, Children's and Alcoholic Beverages Sections

Dan holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Before joining Ad Standards, Dan was a support and content specialist for a music retail company, a newspaper copy editor and a university communications officer. Dan is fully bilingual.

Ruta Rozentals
Senior Analyst, Ad Standards Clearance Services, Consumer Drug and Cosmetic Sections

Ruta is a licensed pharmacist with more than 18 years of pharmacy experience. She is a graduate of the Pharmacy (BSc. Pharm) program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Ontario Pharmacists' Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
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