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Canada Designs International Travel Subsidy

Published by Julia Salerno, October 23, 2013.

Canada Designs is a great opportunity to attend Canada’s National Design + Architecture Expo and Conference in Toronto in September and see the latest products by Canadian manufacturers and connect with Canadian design professionals. Toronto is the 5th largest design market and has the 3rd largest design work force in North America. Supported by Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), Architecture Canada | RAIC, and IIDEX Canada, with support from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the 2012 Canada Designs Program was a huge success. The Canada Designs program assists international designers and architects in discovering what the Toronto design industry has to offer.

2013 Program

• A 50% reimbursement of round trip economy airfare, not including taxes
• Up to 2 nights hotel for US, and 3 nights hotel for international attendees in downtown Toronto
• A welcome reception on at the Show
• Special guided tours of IIDEX Canada
• Factory/Showroom Tours
• Free seminar passes
• Free time to explore Toronto, Canada’s architecture and design capital

NOTE: This program is only available to Interior Designers, Architects and Facility Managers located outside of Canada. Up to two persons per company may apply; one application form per company may be submitted. Attendance at IIDEX Canada and certain other events is mandatory.


The deadline for applications is August 22, 2013.
Please apply ASAP as space is limited. All applications will be considered and selected by a committee from IDC, Architecture | Canada RAIC and IIDEX Canada. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than August 30, 2013.


Please contact: Lucy Ataide, International Coordinator

National Industry Partners
Altex PC350 Cosentino Knoll keilhauer Shaw Contract
Williams Sonoma For The Trade Arconas Mohawk Group Benjamin Moore Lauzon Levey Industries
Hunter Doulgas Architex Samsung Caesarstone Canada Interface Midgley