Together we are stronger! Collaborating with Our Partners

CKCA values relationships with partners who share similar values and goals – to keep the Canadian kitchen cabinet industry thriving! CKCA works with the affiliates below to provide resources and knowledge, and to inform some of our programming.

Click on any of the links below for more information.


CKCA Medical Benefits Group Advisor

CKCA now offers a comprehensive medical benefits program designed for the wood manufacturing sector and priced for affordability. CKCA wants to help its members attract and retain skilled labour and offering a great medical benefits program is one way to do it. For more information on this contact us and mention this great program.


Wood Manufacturing Council

Did you know over 100,000 Canadians works in the advanced wood manufacturing sector? The wood Manufacturing Council addresses a need for skilled workers in this sector, and offers HR solutions for the industry.

Find out more at

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

 CKCA is proud to partner with CFIB to bring double the benefits of both CKCA membership and CFIB membership. The majority of Canadian kitchen cabinet manufacturers and dealers in Canada are SME’s and that makes them perfect candidates for the resources available through CFIB. It makes so much sense for CKCA to partner with CFIB to bring a full range of products and services to support our members.  Find out more at


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association

Our industry is comprised of more than 4,000 companies who are manufacturing kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Whether they are a shop of 1-5 employees, or they have over 50 employees. Manufacturing is a multi-faceted business and CKCA’s partnership with CME brings even more value and insights and adds our voice to the Canadian manufacturing conversation. CKCA sits on the Canadian Manufacturer’s Coalition where we discuss matters impacting the manufacturing sector. We add our voice to bring greater influence to the decisions that impact our industry. Find out more at


Woodworking Canada

Woodworking Canada is the premier publication and source of industry knowledge in the Canadian Woodworking Sector. The digital and hard copy magazine is published 6 times per year and includes all the latest and up to date information on events, products and services, industry news and informative columns from industry insiders. It is free to subscribe and more information can be found or to subscribe.

Kitchen and Bath Expo

KBC 2023 will gather the highest quality of products and services making it the best destination for exhibitors and attendees to learn about the current industry trends & discover showcased products. It is a meeting point for Canadian and international buyers and suppliers to network and build their business.

The national, and international kitchen and bath industry will gather under one roof providing traders and buyers the ideal platform to learn, network, and share market insights. For details and dates click here»

Wood Manufacturing Show

WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. WMS  attracts attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories. With 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors, this show draws woodworkers and kitchen manufacturers from across Canada. CKCA will have a booth at this show and are pleased to be able to connect with you.

For details, dates and more click here

Who are we? Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.

How does this help you and your community?

Benefits to You:  A unique public relations opportunity: in addition to helping you to dispose of unwanted items by offering free pickup & drop off services, we will provide you with a variety of rewards.

Benefits to the Environment:  You will reduce waste by finding an alternate use for unwanted items. You can demonstrate your commitment to become a greener company.

Benefits to the Community:  You will be helping your community to break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership. For each donation to the Habitat for Humanity Canada, profits go towards building homes for families in need…and you can help!

How to donate? – It’s easy!! Simply email or call me indicating you are a CKCA member!!

  • Call Rumee Shrestha, National ReStore Donation Manager, Habitat for Humanity Canada
  • T: (416) 644-0988 x 359  OR   C: (647) 289-5064
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Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting has given considerable time to working with CKCA to build the CKCA Certification Program. Lignum Consulting is a consulting and engineering firm specialized in the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry. With offices in Toronto, ON, Cary, NC as well as in Germany and Brazil, Lignum serves customers worldwide.

Thank you Sepp for your contributions to CKCA, without you, the renewal of the certification initiative would not have been possible.

If you would like to reach Sepp, contact him at