Why Become a Member?

Because by knowing what others are doing and learning from them, you can make better decisions for your  business. 

What’s the alternative?

Skip the knowledge and struggle with the same challenges others have and continue to make the same mistakes.

CKCA Membership is open to all cabinet manufacturers, related millwork manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and associates across Canada.

DID YOU KNOW?  CKCA membership includes CFIB membership and access to CME programs (see note below):

For eligible members, CKCA membership INCLUDES membership with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). You also get access to programs and services offered through a special partnership we have forged with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association. There’s lots of reasons to be part of the CKCA community. 

"As members we are seeing ongoing contact with CKCA, multiple different helpful programs and constant opportunities being offered to us as a member and it's been absolutely brilliant working with CKCA. I foresee a continuing relationship between our company and the CKCA well into the future."

Chris Thompson, E-Commerce & Business Development, Lev2 Millwork

CKCA Membership Offers

MAKE VALUABLE CONNECTIONS

Business relationships are important! Investing in a large piece of equipment and want to see what others think? Use the CKCA network to connect with other manufacturers across Canada. The number one reason companies join CKCA is mentorship. The ability to talk to others in the industry, compare and benchmark is by far the most valuable benefit in joining CKCA.

GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

We want your business to thrive because we want this industry to thrive! It's why CKCA was created more than 50 years ago! Many solutions to your most pressing challenges already exist within the industry and some we need to create together by brainstorming and talking collectively as a national industry. We tap into industry experts who offer sound advice and insights and we deliver that knowledge through our educational webinars, face to face events and our monthly news. We work to keep you informed because having a national perspective can help you make better decisions for your business.

INCREASE VISIBILITY AND CREDIBILITY

Show your commitment to your clients and future clients. Carry the CKCA logo on your website and show you are a proud Canadian manufacturer! Be listed as a member on the CKCA website. Consumers want to know how credible you are. Builders and architects are asking for confirmation of professional association membership. Credibility is important, join us to show your commitment to professionalism - quality - innovation.

WE UNDERSTAND - WE'RE HERE TO HELP

How much is the labour shortage hurting your business? Are foreign imports threatening your business? You're not alone. These and other issues are impacting the entire industry. That's why CKCA exists, to be your tool as your national trade association representing your interests. We don't want to just talk about it, we want to do something about it. Help us to help you.

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE RESOURCES INCLUDING INDUSTRY SURVEYS

If you want to know "what's going on out there" - participate in our surveys and engage with us. Access the research and use those results to help your business thrive. We're posting stories from our members that showcase best practice and insights. You don't need to work in a silo, you don't reinvent the wheel.

SAVING MONEY AND TIME

We've got a variety of savings programs for you and your staff including a medical benefits program. Save yourself time, we did the shopping for you. Take advantage of discounts - see our member programs for more information

CERTIFICATION FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY

Get third party certified by having your products tested through our Quality Assurance Program (optional program). Another reason consumers, builders and developers will shop with you is because you carry this additional industry certification. Be transparent, be credible, be an industry leader and carry the CKCA logo for quality assurance – see our certification page for more information.

For more details on the CKCA membership benefits, click here.

We provide access to a support system

You are NOT alone! Our members can take advantage of formal coaching or mentoring relationships with more experienced business people who provide guidance and useful insights through CKCA connections. Even on an informal basis, business relationships can be a source of answers and solutions when you’re facing a challenging situation in your business. At the very least, the feeling that you have a support network behind you can boost your confidence when problems arise.

“We have been a member of CKCA for over 40 years. Membership has helped us forge trusted relationships with colleagues, suppliers and competitors within the industry. We all want to succeed in our business. CKCA membership has created many opportunities for us to talk and share ideas, discuss and solve challenges, be inspired and find innovative ways to operate our business. If we are looking to purchase a new piece of equipment, I can call a colleague I’ve met through CKCA and get their trusted input because we know them. It’s not good business practice to work in a silo, being part of the CKCA community has helped our business evolve, compete and grow.”

Caroline Castrucci, Vice-President, Administration Laurysen Kitchens, Ottawa, Ontario

Membership Fees

Manufacturer Member

$395/per year
1 – 5 Employees

Manufacturer Member

$495/per year
6 – 15 Employees

Manufacturer Member

$750/per year
16 – 50 Employees

Manufacturer Member

$1100/per year
Over 50 Employees

Supplier Member

$1100/per year

Dealer Member

$495/per year

Associate Member

$495/per year

Student Member

FREE

The CKCA Membership term is January 1- December 31 and renewals are issued in December. You can join any time and will have access to pro-rated membership fees for the first year.

CKCA membership classifications and definitions

Manufacturer Member

Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity industry that manufactures factory finished cabinets in Canada, or other country, approved by the Board of Directors.

Note: Manufacturers have the option to also become Certified Manufacturing Members by participating in the CKCA Quality Assurance Program. Want to be an industry leader and set yourself apart from the competition? Be a CKCA Certified Manufacturing Member! Click here for more information.

Supplier Member

Any person, firm or corporation who provides goods or services used by kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity manufacturers to produce the cabinets. These include, but are not limited to, manufacturers and suppliers of: countertops, hardware, laminates, cabinet doors, coatings and finishing products, edgebanding, lumber and panel products, equipment, and computer software companies. A supplier member is not eligible for membership in any other category.

Associate

Any person, organization, association or corporation related to, or interested in, the industry is eligible to vote but is not eligible  for office holding privileges. These include, but are not limited to: educational institutions, publications, trade show organizers, consultants, remodelers, financial institutions, architects, and designers.

Dealer

Any person, organization or corporation engaged in the sale at the retail level, but not the manufacture, of kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities.

Student Member

The student member shall be engaged in a full time or part time study of cabinet making, or woodworking in a recognized, accredited institution in Canada. This can be a College or University program.

Student members can attend all events and can be part of committees but are not eligible for a board seat and are non-voting members.

Upon graduation from the educational program, the student membership will be valid for the rest of the membership term (fiscal year depending on the date of joining) at which point the regular member rate will be applicable.

There are no costs for student membership