interior designers of canada designers d'intérieur du canada

about us

about IDC

Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession.

As the national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 5,000 design professionals including fully qualified interior designers and related professionals.

In addition, we have as members over 200 manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services for interior design projects and firms.

our members

Individual Member

IDC has multiple categories for individual remembers – Full, Associate, Intern, Student, Retired and Affiliate.

For more information on membership and how to join, please click here.

Educator Member

IDC educators help shape the next generation of our industry. They impart students with the knowledge necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare and as a result, strengthen the profession with new graduates who are well prepared to meet evolving and increasingly complex demands.

Industry Member

Our industry members join IDC because they are interested in building valuable relationships, strengthening connections, and promoting their brand within the Canadian interior design community. We provide direct access to targeted markets, while offering opportunities to support the industry through exclusive events as well as marketing and communications programs.

member benefits

As the national advocacy body for the interior design profession in Canada, we are committed to delivering high quality services and products that provide measurable benefits for our members at every stage of their career, as well as advocating to government and the wider business community on behalf of Canada’s talented interior design industry.

Benefits of becoming a member include;

  • Online access to job opportunities through IDC’s Career Centre
  • Exclusive deals and discounts on insurance rates, auto rentals, and more
  • Education seminars and webinars (CEUs)
  • Access to industry research and stats for small and large businesses
  • Advocacy tools to help you succeed
  • Opportunities to apply for annual awards and scholarships
  • Access to networking events
  • Access to international trade missions
  • Electronic industry news and updates
  • Promotion on IDC’s social media channels

our board

As an organization, IDC is committed to ensuring that its board represents the interior design industry with respect to varying experience and cultural, age and gender make-up that is representational of the membership and fibre of the Canadian population.

IDC’s Board is comprised of elected members from across Canada who have an impact on the challenges affecting the interior design community.

Board of Directors 2023/2024


Sean Crawford (AB)


Keshia Caplette (SK)


Shannon Robinson (ON)


Christine Craik (BC)


Kathryn Lawrence (ON)


Paola Marques (QC)


Sandra Lester (ON)


Joanna Tiffin (ON)

IDC Founding Members

Jack Bell (ON)
Doris Hasell (SK)
David Treusch (MB)
Tomislav Cerkvenac (AB)
Michele McLoughlin Guest (BC)
André Dubois (QC)
Maryla Szymanski (NS)

IDC Foundation 

The Interior Designers of Canada Foundation (IDCF) was founded in 1990 as a registered charitable foundation, with a mission to contribute to the advancement of the interior design profession nationally.

IDCF is managed by a board of volunteers, with support from IDC staff, who organize events to raise funds for the foundation and help promote the work of the foundation and IDC members across the country.

Visit the Foundation page for more information: 

IDC Fellows

IDC Fellows are currently, or were previously, Registered or Full members who have been nominated and approved by the Board of Management. View the full list of IDC Fellows.

Nominate individuals in your communities who have made a significant contribution to the Association, through distinguished service to the betterment of IDC, the interior design profession, or the applied arts. Download guide and submit nomination.

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