BIG BUYING POWER for Independents

The Canadian Jewellery Group Co-operative Association (CJG) was established in 1977 by seven northern Ontario jewellers who were interested in saving money by group purchasing.

Today, the CJG is Canada’s largest jewellery buying group with retail members across the country. Our competitive purchasing advantage allows us to offer big discounts and offer volume rebates to our members.

The CJG negotiates the best available terms and conditions with suppliers and passes on 100% of the advantages to its members. Retail members continue ordering directly from CJG suppliers and have product shipped directly to their stores; however, CJG head office handles the paperwork and payment for all product purchased through our endorsed suppliers. All CJG members must pay their account with head office by the end of each month. Our success with our endorsed suppliers is based on prompt payment. The CJG pays suppliers on time. Many of our suppliers offer multi-payments and terms for the retailer to take advantage of.

Member fees remain at an affordable level, due to an efficiently-operated central pay system, careful expense controls, and membership growth. CJG membership provides excellent value for money. Each member owns a share in the CJG and has input as to how the group operates.
We offer the CJG Savings Guarantee to new members for the first year of membership. If the volume rebate does not cover the full first year of membership dues, we will refund back the difference.

We invite you to contact our office after reviewing this information package if you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a member of Canada’s largest and foremost group of independent retail jewellers.

Membership makes good sense for your jewellery store’s bottom line.

  • CJG negotiates the best possible terms to help members to remain competitive.
  • The CJG Board of Directors meet annually to review applications and proposals from suppliers who wish to join the group.
  • Many of our suppliers offer multi-payment options and terms for our members to take advantage of.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to make our members more competitive and profitable by actively pursuing the best possible suppliers and contracts, and by providing networking, educational, and marketing opportunities – delivered with effective communication and professionalism.

OUR VISION

The CJG envisions its members setting the standard for excellence in the jewellery industry. As a result, Canadian consumers should expect professionalism, integrity, knowledge, superior service, and ethically sourced products at all CJG member locations.

OUR LEADERSHIP  | THE CJG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The CJG is governed by a Board of Directors who meet a minimum of five times per year. These directors are all active retail members and are located across Canada. Elections are held at the annual general meeting and buying show in Toronto. Directors are elected for a three-year term and can be re-elected to a second 3 year term. The head office is organized with an Executive Director and staff members, who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group.

In operation for over 40 years, the Canadian Jewellery Group has established a set of policies and procedures to ensure strong responsible governance of the cooperative.

Kim Berg | President
Kim Berg | President
European Goldsmith, Kelowna BC
Glen VanValkenburg | Past President
Glen VanValkenburg | Past President
Van Valkenburg & Sons, Forest ON
Richard Rooney | Finance Chair
Richard Rooney | Finance Chair
Bogart’s Jewellers, St. John’s NL
Todd Wright | Director
Todd Wright | Director
Wright’s Jewelry, Medicine Hat AB
Amanda Lanteigne | Director
Amanda Lanteigne | Director
Gold N Memories, Steinbach MB
Len Nederlof | Director
Len Nederlof | Director
CJL Diamond Brokers, Red Deer AB
Kent Heinrichs | Director
Kent Heinrichs | Director
Heinrichs Jewellery, Saskatoon SK
John Shaar | Director
John Shaar | Director
Barrington Place Jewellers, Barrington Passage, NS
Charles Ebenstreit | Director
Charles Ebenstreit | Director
Elgin Jewellers, Port Elgin ON

WE BELIEVE THAT

Independent jewellers are a fundamental part of the jewellery industry because of their in-depth knowledge, excellent product value, diverse offerings, and exceptional customer service.