Attention: Canadian kitchen cabinet industry!

Celebrate Canada Day with Us

Did you know the CKCA logo is a symbol of manufacturing in Canada?

Two easy steps to help celebrate:
  1. Show your support for kitchen cabinet manufacturing in Canada - use our logo on your website and social media channels (members only) - don't have our logo? Email us today.
  2. Share this list of reasons to buy Canadian built kitchen cabinets with your potential clients.

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Join us today and get our logo!

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Professionalism - Quality - Innovation
and proudly Canadian!

Industry responds to change

Offering new product lines? Check out these designs from Groupe Lacasse and read our interview with them to find out more about this new line of product.
Experiencing any sales increases at this time possibly from Covid-19?
a) More kitchen renovation requests
b) Work from home spaces/cabinetry
a) and b)
No increase
Selenium Interiors expands offerings
Keeping business going is every owners challenge, especially these days. Selene Yuen, Partner and Co-owner at Selenium Interiors is cutting plastics and adapting her business for a new normal.

Read Selenium's story here and mark your calendars for July 9 at 1pm (EDT), for Selene's presentation along with Heidi Boudreault from Denca Cabinets. Join us!
Plastic Machining - Your Next Business Opportunity?

Scott Burton, Marketing Manager for Royce/Ayr Cutting Tools provides insights on cutting transparent plastic products (plexiglass, Lucite, Lexan).
 Read article here .
Are you now selling cut plastic barriers for clients as result of Covid-19?
Yes
No
CKCA Events
Heidi has spent a lifetime in her family owned business and is General Manager and Co-Owner of Denca Cabinets based in Calgary with 40 employees. Heidi is also currently the President of CKCA.
Selene has been in the industry 20 years and is a Partner and Co-Owner of Selenium Interiors based in Edmonton with 10 employees.
CKCA National Discussion Webinar (via Zoom) - July 9 at 1 pm (EDT) - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Manufacturers talk Business Resilience - Lessons Learned and Strategies to Keep Going

Heidi and Selene have much in common. Both kitchen cabinet manufacturers in Alberta which has seen incredible highs and lows as a result of the oil and gas industry. When Covid hit, both leaned on past experience to face the challenges that came.
Heidi and Selene share their tactics and strategies with the industry. Real and practical advice about adapting in uncertain times. A session by the industry for the industry. Don't miss it!

Registration opens next week!
You can't be serious?

CKCA's recent article in Woodworking Canada. May/June issue summarizing industry feedback on ways to keep going.
Read article here.
Welcome new CKCA Members!
Genuine Kitchens
Dartmouth, NS


Master Millwork Inc.

Edmonton, AB


Dez Intertrade Corp.
o/a DM Bath
Vaughan, ON

Are your medical benefits up for renewal?

You're going to to want to look at CKCA's plan.

CKCA's medical benefits program is with Desjardins Insurance with comprehensive coverage and well priced. Can we save you some money?
Call CKCA today at
613-493-5858
Information at your fingertips!
Where's the money?
Want a great summary of various finance programs available to small business?

CFIB brought BDC, EDC and Scotiabank together for this webinar. Recorded here.


CKCA is very pleased to be partnered with CFIB to give our members access to all the benefits offered by both organizations.

One membership fee - two associations - it's a great deal!
More virtual to keep going...

Taurus Craco Machinery Inc. President and CKCA Board Member, Wes Love says his business is doing more on line than ever before and even when we get through Covid-19, expect to see a stronger online presence from his company. Read full article here.

Kyle Roseneck, Territory Manager for Western Ontario did a "virtual plant tour" recently of Absolute Cabinets located in Barrie, Ontario.

We know face to face is still the best, but sometimes you just can't spare the time.
Curious what others are doing in business?

BDC offered this webinar with Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Above and to the left are slides from the webinar touching on key trends in business.
CREA (Cdn. Real Estate Association) says home sales and new listings were on the rise in May

Though still historically low, CREA says sales are on the increase, a good sign of recovery. Read article here.
CKCA is the voice of the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Industry
Our Vision
The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CKCA) will inspire progress and innovation in the Canadian kitchen manufacturing industry, by promoting excellence, facilitating continuous improvement and working to ensure high standards for design and manufacturing are upheld by members. We will also build strong relationships and enduring trust between CKCA members and the consumers, builders and industry partners whose support ensures the
success of our members.