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.
For more information on becoming a Silver member of the Canadian Gift Association please contact:
Toll Free: 800.611.6100 ext 1025
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.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP?
Silver Membership – By application
Silver members can participate in the Alberta Gift + Home Market and have access to all of the money savings benefits offered by the Association. Until a Silver member is invited by the CanGift Board to become a Gold member, they cannot exhibit at the Toronto Gift + Home Market. The invitation to become a Gold exhibiting member is based on space availability within your product category. Silver members do not hold voting privileges of any kind.
Gold Membership – By CanGift Board invitation
Gold members access all the benefits of the Association, including voting privileges and the opportunity to exhibit at CanGift markets in Toronto and Alberta.
Bronze Membership – Not available
Bronze members can exhibit at the Alberta Gift + Home Market, but NOT the Toronto Gift + Home Market. Bronze members are not entitled to attend or receive notices of meetings, and do not hold voting privileges.
Honoured Life Members – Awarded
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.