The IT4You project is destined to re-define the online member experience by making it faster and easier for members to access pertinent information and online applications. Below, you will find details on all of the upcoming changes and how these changes affect you including updating your member information, pay-as-you-go processing, duplicate email addresses and the new Temporary Competition Number (TCN).
Beginning in 2017, members were asked to support the data clean-up process. Since "data" is actually your member information, members can support this process by reviewing and updating their Member Profile at https://www.ckc.ca/ckcmemberlogin.aspx.
Shared Email Accounts
The new IT4YOU pay-as-you-go system for transactions is fast, easy to use and fully secure. Pay-as-you-go offers immediate turnaround for credit card and Visa Debit purchases, while those paying by cheque will have their applications held pending receipt of payment. It will help CKC streamline and shorten the processing cycles and shift focus and resources to better grow our membership.
Beginning July 1, 2018, member credit will no longer be available.
What if I have a balance owing on my member account?
In order to ensure a smooth transition with the new system, we are requesting that members who have an amount owing, please settle their account before July 1, 2018.
What if I have unused credit on my member account?
For any members who have a credit balance on their account, there are three options:
- Request that the credit be transferred to the new system (credit must exceed $10).
- Donate the credit balance to CKC Foundation, for which a tax receipt will be provided (for donations of $20 or more).
- Request a refund be mailed to you.
Members who have a credit balance should contact Membership Services to inform us of their decision. Please contact Membership Services at 416-675-5511 or 1-855-364-7252 (toll-free) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Fee Schedule
As we move closer to the launch of IT4YOU, the new online platform for CKC members, we will continue to keep you informed regarding the various changes and improvements that will be taking place.
With the introduction of the new system, we will be making changes to the Schedule of Fees. The new schedule was approved at the June 2018 CKC Board meeting and will take effect in fall 2018. The most obvious and significant change will be a much more streamlined and simplified schedule, making it easier to understand and administer.
After performing a detailed analysis, it was determined that the elimination of the middle price tier (121-180 days from date of birth) for dog and litter registrations, would simplify the schedule, and have little impact on member costs. Overall, some fees will be slightly lower, while a few lesser-used transactions will see an increase.
Other changes include, rounding off some prices to ensure the member discounts are exact; a new format with similar products better aligned, making it easier to search for relevant categories and prices; and a more comprehensive accounting summary with immediate calculations and detailed invoices.
As things stand right now, the current schedule is still in effect; as we get closer to the “go live” date for IT4YOU we will provide more details about the new schedule via email notices, our website news column and in Kennel & Bench.
Temporary Competition Number (TCN)
The new computer system will also accommodate the submission of electronic event results. To facilitate these new processes, each dog must be able to be identified by the system (i.e. have a unique number).
When the system is implemented, CKC will initiate a new process requiring all recognized breeds that are considered listed dogs entering events to obtain a Temporary Competition Number (TCN). The TCN allows a dog that is eligible for CKC registration or an Event Registration Number (ERN), to participate in CKC events.
Temporary Competition Numbers must be obtained before the closing date of entries. Once the dog is permanently registered or has an ERN, the TCN will no longer be valid.
While there is no fee for the Temporary Competition Number, exhibitors will still be required to pay listing fees when entering events.
The request for a TCN will be self-serve; exhibitors will be directed to the CKC website to complete an online application and a TCN will be issued instantly. Exhibitors may also obtain a TCN by completing a printed application and submitting it to the CKC, or by contacting the Shows and Trials Division by telephone.
This initiative was passed by the Board and is effective July 1, 2018; however, the Temporary Competition Numbers will not be available until the new system is implemented. In the meantime, we will continue to provide updated communication regarding this matter.
The Temporary Competition Numbers will also allow results to be posted sooner. As the launch date for the new computer system approaches, and throughout the transition, CKC will be working with clubs and event secretaries, and will provide members with e-mail updates, and postings on ckc.ca and Facebook.
If you have any questions regarding Temporary Competition Numbers, contact Membership Services at 416-675-5511, 1-855-364-7252 (toll-free), or email at email@example.com.