In honour of CJA’s centennial year, Jewellery Business took a closer look at significant moments in the group’s history. From its formation in 1918 to its merger with JVC this past June, explore the biggest and brightest moments in CJA history.
The Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) was born on September 25, 1918, from the co-operative combination of retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers. As the association turns 100, it is important to look back at the steps that brought it to the present day.
JCK is now accepting grant proposals for its 19th annual Industry Fund. Each year, grants are awarded to individuals, groups, or associations whose work improves the jewellery industry. In 2016, more than $293,000 U.S. was awarded. Established in 1997, the JCK Industry Fund supports the development and research of programs for the betterment of the industry. To date, it has awarded more than $5.5 million.
A new tool is available to help existing and prospective members of the trade find and access educational programs related to various parts of the industry. Launched by Jewelers Education Foundation (JEF), the Jewelers Education Portal is a collaboration between associations serving the jewellery, diamond, coloured stones, precious metal, and watch sectors.
Vigilance Canada (JVC Canada) is one of six recipients of JCK’s 18th annual Industry Fund. It joins Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF); Diamond Council of America (DCA); Jewelers of America (JA); Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA); and Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC).