ID Connections

Association trivia time!

Published by Patrick Voisin, August 15, 2017.

In the association world, there’s an acronym for everything. We know it can get confusing, so we’ve put together this handy little cheat sheet to help!

IDC – Interior Designers of Canada
That’s us! We are the national association that advocates on your behalf, organizes professional development opportunities, and offers services and support to help you thrive in the industry.

IDCEC – Interior Design Continuing Education Council
They accredit the courses you take. They guide providers to ensure that you receive high-quality, educational sessions to gain the knowledge and skills essential to your personal growth and professional success. They also manage the reporting system used to log your hours.

IDIBC, IDA, IDAS, PIDIM, ARIDO, APDIQ, AIDNB, IDNS, IDNL
They are your provincial associations that regulate the profession in each province. They set standards for membership, monitor professional development requirements and regulate adherence to the Code of Ethics and Practice Standards.

ASID – American Society of Interior Designers
They are the national advocacy association for interior design professionals in the United States. This past May, IDC and ASID presented together the Impact Summit: Migration, Culture and Diversity in the Built Environment in downtown Toronto.

IIDA – International Interior Design Association
They are the commercial interior design association with a global reach, supporting design professionals across 58 countries. Every year, IDC partners with IIDA to run the popular Leaders Breakfast series.

IFI – International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers
Often referred to as the “United Nations” of the architecture and design fields, they are the global voice and worldwide authority on interior design and organize World Interiors Day each year.

For a full list of acronyms, click here.

Industry Partners
Hunter Doulgas Midgley HanStone Benjamin Moore Cosentino IIDEX
Interface Caesarstone Canada Krug Lauzon Patcraft Arconas
Knoll Mohawk Group CERAGRES Milliken Altex Levey Industries
Williams Sonoma For The Trade Shaw Contract Architex
Tier 3 Members