EMPLOYEE / EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT SERVICES
CHHMA affiliate member companies Lock Search Group and Wolf Gugler Executive Search, LLC are two exceptional employee recruitment firms who can identify, recruit, evaluate and present top-performing candidates to suppliers and retailers within the hardware & housewares industry both in Canada and the U.S.
Find out more about these Employee Recruitment services.
The CHHMA job board available on this website provides an opportunity for those looking for employment within the hardware and housewares industry to view job postings submitted by industry companies (free of charge) or to submit their resume for potential employers to review.
Find out more about the CHHMA Job Board.
Search this page for helpful website links to Canadian Government departments providing info on consumer packaging & labelling or consumer product safety; product/packaging recycling stewardship EPR programs; association partners and industry-related trade shows.
MARKET INFORMATION / TRADE DATA
The CHHMA is interested in providing members marketplace data and industry intelligence to help them with their business. Our CHHMA Trade Data Reports are based on data from Statistics Canada, Canadian Border Services and Industry Canada and provide import quantities/costs by product categories (HS Codes). Other Specialty Reports are distributed from time to time, such as a Labour and Wage Report, which examines several important developments in the Canadian labour market or Financial Analysis reports comparing retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries. The CHHMA also produces an Industry Salary-Compensation Report based on surveys conducted every two years.
Find out more about our Market Information and Trade Data Reports.
NETWORKING PEER GROUPS
One of the most valuable benefits of CHHMA membership can be the information obtained from the Association’s CORE, SMART, HR, LOGISTICS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS peer networking groups. Members can discuss industry issues and best practices in a friendly forum facilitated by a CHHMA representative. On occasion, outside experts can be brought in to present or provide information on a specific topic. Group members find these meetings to be highly valuable, a great way to network with industry peers and the industry knowledge learned could save your company thousands of dollars each year.
Find out more about our Peer Networking Groups.
The CHHMA Newsletter is sent out biweekly by email to approximately 2,500 manufacturers/brand owners, retailers and key decision makers within the Canadian Hardware and Housewares Industry.
In addition to updating readers on CHHMA events, activities and member benefits, the newsletter includes the latest industry news, economic & trade updates, and articles on any government legislation impacting member companies including product/packaging stewardship programs.
There is also an opportunity for members to advertise in the newsletter including a free ad each year.
For Past News Articles visit the CHHMA News page.
PRODUCT / SERVICE INSPECTION, VERIFICATION, TESTING & CERTIFICATION SERVICES
CHHMA affiliate member SGS Canada Inc. is part of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification operation. They are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, they operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world including an office in Mississauga, Ontario. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, they help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Their independent services add significant value to their customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.
Find out more about SGS Canada services.
PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS / LOGO APPAREL
The CHHMA has worked with Oasis Originals Inc. for over 20 years purchasing our promotional gifts for golf tournaments and speaker events. Our members have benefited from our relationship when ordering items for their corporations. Since 1993, Oasis Originals have been a leading supplier of promotional products in North America, serving the needs of over 300,000 customers across a multitude of different industries. They are able to supply your company with every possible promotional product from over 1,000 suppliers.
Find out more about Oasis Originals promotional products.
SALES AGENTS FOR THE CANADIAN HARDWARE & HOUSEWARE INDUSTRY
The CHHMA boasts a number of sales & marketing agencies who are members of the association and provide outstanding representation and management of product lines within the Canadian hardware & housewares industry including national and regional coverage options.
Find out more about recommended Sales Agencies covering the industry.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF MEMBER COMPANY EMPLOYEES
The Association recognizes the importance of education, and therefore encourages children of employees of our association member companies to attend university or college. To help offset the cost of a post-secondary education, the CHHMA has been pleased to offer a Scholarship Program. Established in 2001, the CHHMA Scholarship Program to date has awarded 100 scholarships, totalling $200,000 to children of member company employees.
Find out more about our Scholarship program.
TRANSLATION & BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SERVICES
VI Communications Inc. is an agency specialized in translation and business communication services. For close to 30 years, they have served clients all over North America in the retail, consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors including working with the CHHMA. No matter the scope of your project, they will ensure your company benefits from high-quality solutions at very competitive rates!
Find out more about VI Communications’ services.
“WELL MADE HERE / BIEN FAIT ICI” PROGRAM
The CHHMA is a partner and supporter of the “Well Made Here / Bien fait ici” Program which encourages the purchase of quality hardware products and building materials manufactured in Canada and intended for the residential market. Well Made Here / Bien fait ici is a federally chartered non-profit organization collectively owned by its founding retail banners and professional associations which includes the CHHMA.
Find out more about the “Well Made Here / Bien fait ici” program