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 Canadian Gift Association

Thank you for your interest in joining the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift).

We are the primary community of suppliers who sell wholesale goods to Canada's diverse retail gift, tableware, and household accessories industry. Memberships are available to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers and exporters who meet the product criteria established by the CanGift Board of Directors.

Please note: Companies whose primary business functions are retail or service-based are not eligible for membership.

 

Applying for membership is easy.

To apply, download the application form. Once complete, send the form along with a copy of your business documents, brochures/catalogues and a properly imprinted business cheque for the correct deposit amount to:

Membership Department
42 Voyager Court South
Toronto, ON, M9W 5M7

 

Make sure to include:

1. The fully completed application form, including the applicant's signature.

2. A copy of your brochure(s) or catalogue(s) illustrating the products you have listed on your application form.

3. Applicable business registration documents.

4. A properly imprinted business cheque for the amount outlined on the application form, plus your applicable taxes.

5. Current booth pictures.

                                                                                                                                                                     
Application
Received By:
Membership
Begins On:
Months
Payable:
Total Silver Membership Fee (before applicable taxes) Total Gold Membership Fee (before applicable taxes)
November 1, 2017 December 1, 2017 11 $843.75 plus GST or HST or QST $993.75 plus GST or HST or QST
December 1, 2017 January 2, 2018 10 $812.50 plus GST or HST or QST $962.50 plus GST or HST or QST
Plus Taxes SK GST:
6%
PE HST:
14%
NS HST:
15%
QC QST:
14.975%
AB, NT, YT, MB, BC: GST
5%
NB, NL, ON, USA, INT'L: HST
13%

 

Please note: Applications received after the above deadlines will be held until  the next scheduled meeting of the CanGift Board of Directors.

 


Need help?

Need Help?

Contact the Membership Department at 800.611.6100, ext. 1025 or sbaul@cangift.org.


 

Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I become a member of the Canadian Gift Association?
CanGift represents the diverse suppliers of wholesale goods in Canada's retail gift, tableware and household accessories industry. Membership is available to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers and exporters who meet the product criteria established by the CanGift Board of Directors. (Retail, direct-to-consumer or service-based companies are not eligible for membership.)  Learn more about Membership Policies and Procedures.


How do you decide who joins?
All applications are subject to the approval of the CanGift Board of Directors, based on current acceptability criteria. Click here to fill out a membership form.


What is a Gold Membership?
Gold Members access all the benefits of the Association, including voting privileges and the right to exhibit at both CanGift fairs in Toronto and Alberta.


What is a Silver Membership?
Silver Members can participate in the Alberta Gift Fair. Until a Silver Member is invited by the CanGift Board to become a Gold Member, they cannot exhibit at the Toronto Gift Fair. Silver Members do not hold voting privileges of any kind.


What is a Bronze Membership?
Bronze members can exhibit at the Alberta Gift Fair, but NOT the Toronto Gift Fair. Bronze Members are not entitled to attend or receive notices of meetings, and do not hold voting privileges.


What are Honoured Life Members?
This special membership category is reserved for individuals (not businesses) elected by the CanGift Board in recognition of how they have promoted the gift industry as a whole.