Who We Are
Founded in 1972, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CKCA) is a national association that strives to promote the interests and conserve the rights of manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and related millwork, as well as their suppliers and dealers, throughout Canada. The CKCA office is located in Ottawa, and our Board of Directors is spread across Canada.
Caroline Castrucci, Laurysen Kitchens, (Ottawa) serves as President. The Association holds an annual National Forum in late April/early May, as well as Regional Meetings throughout Canada. At these meetings dynamic guest speakers address topical and timely industry issues, while tours of member manufacturing plants or other related companies in the woodworking sector are organized as an integral part of these sessions. Participants come away from these sessions with the latest information on suppliers’ products, and with knowledge they can immediately apply to their own business.
For CKCA Bylaws, please visit the member only section of our website.
Here is what one of our members said about our most recent National Forum in Whistler:
This year’s CKCA meeting in Whistler was one of the best ever. As well as a terrific venue, the insight provided to us by fellow manufacturers and suppliers was most impressive. Despite our being in the business for quite some time, we were still able to come home with several tools and resources to further expand our business. These events truly show the value of being a member of, and attending CKCA events.
Mario Furtado, Marana Kitchens, ON
Through advocacy, certification and collaboration, CKCA will inspire progress and innovation in the Canadian Kitchen Manufacturing industry, through promoting excellence, continuous improvement and the adoption of manufacturing certification and standards
CKCA promotes the highest standards in Canadian kitchen manufacturing. We provide opportunities for members to grow and strengthen their businesses; and a forum for suppliers and manufacturers to collaborate. CKCA brings manufacturers a comprehensive quality assurance testing program. Our member manufacturers demonstrate a commitment to the highest quality in product manufacturing. Fully dedicated to the professionalism of our members we offer education and resources for training, public visibility and recognition through our website directory and; we provide connections and strategic alliances through a credible network of like-minded people.
Our Core Values
OUR CORE VALUES:
- Uphold the highest standards in good craftsmanship and installation;
- Encourage creative kitchen design and innovative cabinetry function and space solutions;
- Deal honestly and fairly with customers and stand behind the quality of work and service commitments;
- Exchange information and experience, encourage research on materials and technical advancements in manufacturing techniques