My name is Colleen Samila, I am currently the president of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario. I was tasked in early 2013 to assist in finding affordable insurance for our guild, which turned into further delving into a group insurance policy, which in turn resulted in the Society of Canadian Woodworkers.
My goal is to help the individual guilds and clubs across Canada have the ability to afford insurance. The only way to make this possible was creating a National association. With the assistance of Sean Bell from Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc., we have been able to source a policy which covers the varying needs of the guilds and clubs across Canada.
This is not to say we want to stop there, we would like this website to be a central calendar for woodworkers to see what is going on at other clubs, to promote members who are great teachers at their craft! And to bring together groups of people with like minded ideas toward wood!
Your suggestions and input is valuable – please feel free to contact me either through email the contact form below or through telephone, I would like to make myself available to assist where needed.