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):
Eligible CKCA members can access member programs and services offered by our partners Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association (CME). It’s a powerhouse of value all in one price!
CKCA Membership Offers
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
See below for eligibility.
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
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.
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.
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.
Any person, organization or corporation engaged in the sale at the retail level, but not the manufacture, of kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities.
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