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Who care's about kitchen cabinet manufacturers?
Survey Results below
It's time we talked!

Sign up here for CKCA's national roundtable discussion

Tuesday, April 28 at 1pm (EST)

Open to members and non-members
A good read with data like this:

Have awarded projects, that were scheduled for install 4 months or more from now, been cancelled or put on hold?

Proceeding as usual - 25%
On hold - 49%
Cancelled - 4%
Your new business normal?
We surveyed the industry to see how companies are doing and how their future is shaping up.

This study was designed to give industry colleagues a national perspective.

We hope you find it helpful in defining your new business normal.

Mental Health Tips
We'll be posting some great information from a mental health webinar hosted by Morneau Shepell a partner of CFIB. Lots of great tips that get you thinking about how you are coping with Covid-19 as a leader and how you can help your employees.

It's excellent - details next week!

CFIB makes sense of "alphabet soup" of Government funding such as CERB, CEWS, CECRA
April 23 webinar (recorded)
Government making announcements before they even know how to implement. This is costing business a lot of time trying to keep up, but it is giving some hope to the challenging situation. CFIB has been lobbying Gov't for years to make processes simpler. Clearly the lobbying must continue.

CFIB is lobbying Provincial Governments to "come to the table" with financial aid for small business. So far Saskatchwan ($5K program) Nova Scotia ($5K) and Manitoba ($6K) offer one time loan to companies who are not able to access federal emergency assistance. They hope other provinces will do same.

Important Note: Through CKCA's survey we hear how CERB has created some dis-incentive for your employees to work. Go to 41:30 on the recorded webinar link above. CFIB covers this topic, it's a common issue and employees should be aware that in the future CRA may audit their applications to ensure eligibility was in place. They advise letting employees know this when advising you they are leaving. CFIB also provides this sample letter with guidelines if you are considering a temporary layoff as an option for your business.
Check out this graphic on which provinces are lifting some restrictions on business curbside.

Provinces are starting to discuss how to restart business, i.e. Saskatchewan looking at 5 phases to re-opening.

We'll be watching this for updates in the weeks ahead.
Tafisa completes multi-million-dollar upgrade to its Line Number 1 to Better

Lac-Mégantic, Quebec – April 23, 2020 – Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer, has announced the completion of a major investment to modernize its Line 1 continuous particleboard press, giving customers access to products of excellent quality and reinforcing Tafisa’s leading industry position.
Vionaro drawer system recently honoured with a Red Dot Award.
GRASS has won this prestigiou award in the "Product Design" category for its new, completely innovative movement mechanism Kinvaro T-Slim, made in Germany.

Privacy, scams and insurance related to business interruption
WOODsure, a CKCA partner, offers up three excellent articles that touch on important topics.

WOODsure recommends you speak with your insurance broker for questions on cyber coverage and commercial insurance and seek legal council on privacy issues.
Food for Thought
The return of manufacturing to Canada
Click here for an interesting read.
Calculation of CEWS eligibility
CKCA's accounting firm interprets the CEWS eligibility using the cash basis of accounting

Get the details here .
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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.