Our vision for the profession of interior design is for every provincial association from coast to coast to have professional regulation for their members. This would mean that it would be a mandatory to belong to a provincial association, in accordance with established standards in education, experience and examination, in order to practise interior design.
Currently in Canada, only Nova Scotia has professional regulation for interior designers. All other member associations have a Titles Act. This means only individuals who belong to the provincial association, in accordance with the established standards of that Association, and who adhere to that Association's standards of practice and code of ethics, are entitled to use the professional title listed in their province's legislation.
IDC will continue to work with provincial governments and our allied professional organizations across the country to advocate for full regulation of the interior design profession in every province in Canada.