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Canadian Associations

Armenian Jewellers Association of Ontario
27 Queen Street East Suite 803
Toronto Ontario, Canada M5C 2M6
T: 647 428 7013
C: 416 399 9235
TF: 1 888 5SERGIO

Atlantic Provinces Jewellers Association
Glen Tutty
800 Grand Lake Road, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S.
B1P 6S9
Tel:  902-539-5580
Email:  joygift@ns.sympatico.ca.ca

B.C. Jewellers Association
Susan Coates
Cartwright Jewelers
639-6th Street
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 3C1
Tel: (604) 526-3011
       (604) 526-8737
Email: susan@cartwrightjewelers.com

Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct
27 Queen Street East, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2M6
Telephone 416-363-2968
Fax 416-363-7090
Toll free - 866-399-1118
Email: info@canadiandiamondcodeofconduct.com

Canadian Gemmological Association
Suite 105 - 55 Queen Street East, Lower Concourse
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 1R6
Tel:  (647) 466-2436
E-mail:  info@canadiangemmological.com

Canadian Jewellers Association
27 Queen St E,
Ste. 600. Toronto,
Ont. MSC 2M6
Tel:  (416) 368-7616
Toll Free:  (800) 580-0942
Fax: (416) 368- 1986
e-mail: tanyaboyd@gmail.com
Web: http://www.canadianjewellers.com/
Canadian Jewellery Group
13 Minerva St. East
Huntsville, Ontario
P1H 1P2
Tel:  (705) 789-1731
Fax: (705) 789-8988
e-mail:  beth@canadianjewellerygroup.ca
Gemme Les Bijoutiers
107  57th Avenue
Saint Eustache, QC
J7P 3L4
Tel : (450) 464-3520
        (450) 464-7044
Email: info@gemme.ca
Web : www.gemme.ca

Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc.
27 Queen St. East, Ste. 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2M6
Tel:  (416) 368-4840
Fax: (416) 368-5552
e-mail:  info@jewellersvigilance.ca
Web:    www.jewellersvigilance.ca

Corporation des bijoutiers du Québec  
868 Rue Brissette
Saint-Julie, QC.,
J3E 2B1
Tel: (514) 485-3333
Fax: (514) 649-8984
e-mail:  lisepetitpas@cbq.qc.ca

Retail Council of Canada
121 Bloor St E. 12th Floor,
Toronto, Ont.
M4W 3N4
Tel:  (416) 922-6678
Fax: (416) 922-8011
Web:  www.retailcouoncil.org

Other Industry Groups & International Associations

Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Tiffany Stevens
25 West 45th Street, Suite 1406
New York, N.Y.
Fax 212-997-9148
Web: http://www.jvclegal.org/core.htm

Jewelers' Security Alliance
John Kennedy
6 East 45th Street
New York City, N.Y.
Fax 212-808-9168
Web: www.jewelerssecurity.org

Jewelers of America,
52 Vanderbilt Ave.,
19th Floor,
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel:  (646) 658-0246
Toll Free: (800) 223-0673
Fax: (646) 6580256
e-mail: info@jewelers.org

World Gold Council,
424 Madison Ave., Third Floor,
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel:  (212) 317-3800,
Fax: (212) 688-0410
Web: www.gold.org

World Diamond Council and their link www.worlddiamondcouncil.com

Kimberley Process and their link www.kimberleyprocess.com

Jewelers Mutual


Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA)

The CJA offers a wide range of jewellery education programs from entry level to appraisal science. The CJA manages the Accredited Appraisal Program, the recognized governing body of jewellery appraisal work in Canada and is associated with several well-recognized international jewellery educators. It offers courses, information and access to: HRDC, ISA, CIBJO, DPS and Master Valuer, along with other Canadian courses of study.

Tel: 416 368 7616 ex 223
Tol: 1 800 580 0942
Fax: 416 368 1986

Canadian Gemmological Association

Professional gemmological training, leading towards the FCGmA diploma. Ancillary professional and general interest gemmological courses. Ongoing education of the association membership.
Tel:  647-466-2436
Fax:  866-757-9603

Law Enforcement

 JVC is in full partnership with the RCMP. Since 1996, JVC has worked closely with the RCMP to help educate officers about the jewellery industry. The result for our industry has been an unprecedented number of arrests made of individuals and groups working against the ethics of our industry.
RCMP web site

You can report any criminal issues to
Crime Stoppers - 1-800-222-8477

Phonebusters - Phonebusters is the national deceptive telemarketing call center, operated by the Ontario Provincial Police.
The can be contacted at 1-888-495-8501
Email phonebusters@efni.com

Canadian Government

Competition Bureau - provides all information to do with the Competition Act. Report misleading advertising, information on Trademarks, Copyrights, Precious Metals Marking Act, Measures Canada.

They can be reached at 1-800-348-5358
Web http://competition.ic.gc.ca/

Competition Bureau Canada

The Competition Bureau administers and enforces the Competition Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act. Anyone wishing to obtain additional information about these statutes or file a complaint should contact the Competition Bureau's Information Centre at:

Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
National Capital Region: (819) 997-4282
TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-642-3844

(819) 997-0324

Information Centre
Competition Bureau Canada
Industry Canada
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9

Web site


Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Questions and requests for information on trademarks and copyrights should be directed to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Their complete coordinates are posted on their website (www.cipo.gc.ca) under the "Contact Us" page (http://strategis.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/contact/cont-e.html).

Measurement Canada

Questions and requests for information pertaining to the administration and enforcement of the Weights and Measures Act should be directed to Measurement Canada Their complete coordinates are posted on their website (www.mc.ic.gc.ca) under the "Contact Us" page http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inmc-mc.nsf/en/h_lm02101e.html.

tel: 1.800.636.9536
e-mail at: info@jewellersvigilance.ca

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