CKCA members and our affiliates are part of a dynamic sector that incorporates the primary and secondary woodworking industry, employing over 100,000 Canadians.

CKCA works with the affiliates below to provide resources and knowledge, and to inform some of our programming.

Click on any of the links below for more information.


Wood Manufacturing Council

Did you know over 100,000 Canadians works in the advanced wood manufacturing sector? The wood Manufacturing Council addresses a need for skilled workers in this sector, and offers HR solutions for the industry.

Find out more at


Woodworking Canada

Woodworking Canada is the premier publication and source of industry knowledge in the Canadian Woodworking Sector. The digital and hard copy magazine is published 6 times per year and includes all the latest and up to date information on events, products and services, industry news and informative columns from industry insiders. It is free to subscribe and more information can be found or to subscribe.

WMS 2019

WMS 2019: Canada’s Premiere Woodworking Event

Conference, October 31 – November 2

Expo Floor, October 31 – Nov 2  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (on Saturday show closes at 4:00 pm)

Only the Woodworking Machinery & Supply (WMS) Conference and Expo brings the world’s leading players of machinery, tooling and supplies right to the doorstep of the robust Canadian woodworking industry.

Canada’s premier woodworking event returns Halls 1 and 2 of the International Centre.

Toronto’s International Centre will play host to Canada’s largest display of woodworking machinery, supplies and services and offer educational opportunities on strategies to operate smarter and leaner.

This show is owned and operated by CCI Media who publish Woodworking Network.

Master Promotions produces a trade show every year, alternating between East and West.  See the events section for upcoming dates.

Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. Its portfolio is ever-growing with over 40 years of successful trade and consumer shows that include approximately 25 events annually in seven provinces across Canada.

The company’s events cover a diverse spectrum of industries, including: agriculture, fisheries, marine, sawmilling, forestry, woodworking, trucking, heavy equipment, construction, as well as mechanical, electrical, and electronic technology. It also produces a wide variety of consumer shows, including home shows and a broad base of recreation and outdoor shows – from fishing and hunting, to boating, RVs, and motorcycles.

Many of Master Promotions Ltd.’s events are produced in partnership with associations both nationally and internationally, including government agencies, industry-specific trade associations and other specialty groups, media outlets, publications, and more. The company also frequently partners with community-based non-profit groups and provides financial support to those organizations through event proceeds.

Woodworking is a growing area of focus for the company. Canada Woodworking West, a new woodworking machinery and supply show for Western Canada’s secondary woodworking market, launched in October 2015 to much acclaim. Held biennially, the next edition will take place in 2017. Its eastern counterpart is Canada Woodworking East, returning to Montreal’s renowned Olympic Stadium in November 2016 for its second edition; it is Eastern Canada’s only bilingual secondary wood event. Both the east and west shows feature manufacturers and distributors of the latest, most innovative machinery, hardware, and accessories needed to transform wood into sought-after products, along with educational seminars, networking opportunities, and much more. Master Promotions is very excited about the growth in this industry and is looking forward to many more successful shows in the future.

Visit for more information about the company and its shows.


Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting has given considerable time to working with CKCA to build the CKCA Certification Program. Lignum Consulting is a consulting and engineering firm specialized in the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry. With offices in Toronto, ON, Cary, NC as well as in Germany and Brazil, Lignum serves customers worldwide.

Thank you Sepp for your contributions to CKCA, without you, the renewal of the certification initiative would not have been possible.

If you would like to reach Sepp, contact him at