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As we navigate through these difficult times as a community, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) will continue to honour and celebrate our members’ ongoing work and accomplishments.

IDC offers various opportunities for members throughout the year, such as the PROpel program for emerging leaders, scholarships and bursaries, recognition of Fellows and the IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service.

All applications are currently open, and deadlines have been extended to Friday, May 1, 2020.

Value of Design Awards

IDC’s Value of Design Awards (VODA) shine a spotlight on Canadian interior designers by providing a forum to showcase the benefits of design thinking: an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process focused on the human experience within interior spaces. These awards demonstrate the positive human and business impact of design thinking for the people and companies who hire a professional interior designer. By measuring the benefits and outcomes of design, IDC is showcasing the true value of design across the country and beyond.


IDC PROpel Emerging Leaders Program

PROpel is a national competition created exclusively for emerging leaders, providing the opportunity for engagement in discussions and connections with influential representatives in the interior design community.


IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service

The IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service is the most prestigious individual award presented annually by IDC to one individual. The recipient of this award exemplifies outstanding service and dedication to IDC and more broadly to the interior design community in Canada. The award honours the individuals, companies, or institutions that are recognized as being trailblazers to the design community nationally.


IDC Fellows

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

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.


Wayne Thomson Scholarship

The Wayne Thomson Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more candidates under financial hardship who have recently completed the IDFX, IDPX and are eligible for or have completed the practicum for the NCIDQ. Applicants must be fully-qualified intern/provisional members of their provincial interior design association.


Robert Ledingham Scholarship

The Robert Ledingham Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more candidates who have recently been accepted, or who are currently enrolled (within their first year of study) in graduate school at the master’s or doctorate level.


BYU Design Bursary

Created in 2014 by IDC and Bob’s Your Uncle (BYU) Design, owned by IDC Fellow, past-president and Registered interior designers Ada Bonini and Cheryl Broadhead, the BYU Design Bursary is awarded annually to one or more emerging professionals who, for reasons of financial hardship, are unable to join their provincial interior design association as an Intern/Provisional member.


IDC continues to monitor the current global situation with plans to announce the selected participants and winners this fall.

Please contact with your inquiries.