NKBA Ontario/Canada Chapter

The NKBA Ontario/Canada Chapter was established in 1977 and is one of the top associations for our industry. Our members are able to meet with other industry members to learn what’s out there and what other members offer. If you’re a Designer, a Sales Representative or just an employee of an NKBA company, the NKBA has something for you.

The priority objective of the NKBA Ontario Chapter board is to increase our membership and expand our reach and brand equity within the Kitchen and Bath industry and the consumer marketplace in Ontario.

The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry in Southern Ontario.

Click here to visit the NKBA Ontario/Canada website.


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Jeannie Sasaki
Distinctive Appliances
6900 Airport Road, SOFA Entrance
Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
(416) 435-1511
jsasaki@distinctive-online.com

Programs Chair

Denise Turner
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
4800 East Gate Pkwy Unit 2
Mississauga, ON L4W 3W6
(905) 569-4001
denise.turner@fisherpaykel.com

Communications Chair

Lucy Traetto
Blum Canada
7135 Pacific Circle
Mississauga, ON  L5T 2A8
(905) 670-7920
lucy.traetto@blum.com

Membership Chair

Dennys Fuentes
Majestic Marble Imports
399 Applewood Crescent
Concord, ON L4K 4J3
(416) 665-4040
dennys@majesticmarble.ca

Secretary/Treasurer

Geeta Kewalramani, CMKBD
Kimaya Designs
6410 Kestrel Rd
Mississauga, ON L5T 1Z8
(289) 814-0850
geeta@kimayadesigns.com


2020 Chapter Officers

President

Denise Turner
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
4800 East Gate Pkwy Unit 2
Mississauga, ON L4W 3W6
(905) 569-4001
denise.turner@fisherpaykel.com

Programs Chair

Carly Nemtean
Carriage Lane Designs
1640 Sismet Rd
Mississauga, ON L4W 1R4
(905) 625-1444
carly@carriagelanedesigns.com

Communications Chair

Lucy Traetto
Blum Canada
7135 Pacific Circle
Mississauga, ON  L5T 2A8
(905) 670-7920
lucy.traetto@blum.com

Membership Chair

Dennys Fuentes
Majestic Marble Imports
399 Applewood Crescent
Concord, ON L4K 4J3
(416) 665-4040
dennys@majesticmarble.ca

Secretary/Treasurer

Geeta Kewalramani, CMKBD
Kimaya Designs
6410 Kestrel Rd
Mississauga, ON L5T 1Z8
(289) 814-0850
geeta@kimayadesigns.com

Ontario/Canada Chapter Events

CLIPP (Certified Living in Place Professional) 2-Day Course

October 2-3, 2019 @ 7:00am pm – 5:00pm

Blum Canada Ltd.
7135 Pacific Circle
Mississauga, ON L5T 2A8

2 Day Course on Certified Living in Place

Global Kitchens CEU

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00pm

Cosentino
665 Caledonia Road
Toronto, ON M6E 4V8

Chapter Meeting

May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00pm

Niico Millwork Group
61 Alex Avenue
Vaughan, ON L4L 5X2

Chapter Meeting – Networking event
Topic: The Smart Home, Guest Speaker: Rose Barroso/Barroso Homes

3rd Annual Student Design Awards Gala

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00pm

TIDC: Toronto Interior Design Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

Student Design Awards and Job Fair

3rd Annual Student Design Awards Gala

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00pm

TIDC: Toronto Interior Design Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8

Student Design Awards and Job Fair

Round Table Event

March 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30pm

My Design Studio
19-20 Hanlan Road
Vaughan, ON L4L 3P6

The idea for this Round Table is to have interaction between members and discuss current hot topics in the industry. We chose the following 5 topics:
1. NKBA Recruitment: How can you become more involved with the NKBA?
2. How to find quality trades?
3. How to find reliable and qualified design assistants
4. How to keep your showroom afloat and profitable
5. Aging in Place

Each table was given 15-20 minutes of discussion then the attendees rotated to another table.
Approximately 40 people attended this event.

16th Annual Design Awards Gala

February 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 12:30am

Paramount EventSpace
222 Rountree Dairy Road
Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T2

Our 16th Annual Design Awards Gala. Hosted every year – we had great attendance this year as well

Quartz Fabrication Techniques

March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 08:30pm

Cambria
91 Parliament St
Toronto, ON M5A3Y7

Networking members meeting with CEU pt presentation on Quartz Fabrication Techniques.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU.