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IDC reflects on the events and accomplishments of the year 2012

Published by Candis Green, December 21, 2012.

The year 2012 was a full and exciting one for Interior Designers of Canada. We participated in exciting events, established new traditions and strengthened old ones. As the New Year begins we would like to take a moment to look back at 2012 and celebrate the accomplishments of the interior design community and its national association.

• Provincial associations agree to a harmonized professional development program in September 2012
• IDC and Architecture Canada|RAIC collaborate as co-hosts of IIDEX Canada 2012
• Second national member directory published
• IDCEC launches new streamlined online professional development reporting system
• Partnership with Air Canada's enRoute magazine provides IDC and IIDEX with full page ads in the September issue and launches 2nd Hotel Design Awards
• IDC Industry membership attracts 288 companies
• Top 5 Under 5 Awards for Intern/Provisional members are given out for a second successful year
• IDC launches weekly news brief entitled ID Clippings providing current economic and design news to members
• Dimensions, IDC’s quarterly magazine is given a fresh look and layout
• International trade missions to Denmark and Las Vegas
• New national insurance provider LMS Prolink is selected following an extensive RFP process
• 2011 Canadian Interior Design Benchmarking and Best Practices Study is released, purchase your copy by clicking here
• Second annual chair hockey tournament fundraiser at IIDEX Canada raises over $13,000 for Helmets to Hardhats and the IDC Foundation
• IIDA/IDC Vancouver Leaders Breakfast honors Larry Beasley, Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia while in Toronto ARIDO, Fellow, Ray Staples is honored posthumously
• IDC teams up with Mission Design to bring the Montreal-based designer Paprika’s traffic cone installation to IIDEX Canada 2012
• IDC hosts table top shows across Canada: IDIBC Vancouver Island design exchange and IDIBC Okanagan table top see an increase in attendance while ARIDNB design exchange table top in Stanhope, PEI and IDAS table top in Regina, SK are successfully launched

The IDC Board and staff look forward to another successful year and wish you an exciting and prosperous new year.

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