ID Connections

IDC commits to provide funding, hold roundtables, and more

Published by Sarah Bradbury, October 31, 2014.

Immediately following IDC’s Annual Meeting in September, the new Board of Management met for their first meeting and discussed how IDC will continue to work on behalf of members to further the profession of interior design.

IDC has committed to provide funding in the amount of $2,500 to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for their standards revision project, which they undertake every seven to eight years. As part of this review, CIDA will gather information about trends and developments in the industry to help identify areas of skill and knowledge that designers will need in the future.

In addition to funding, IDC has been requested, by BOMA Canada, to hold a member’s roundtable discussion in November on the BOMA BEST program. The discussion will include BOMA Canada staff and members with an aim to learn how interior designers can support their green building certification and sustainable tenant certification programs. The roundtable will also discuss whether or not any changes need to be made to the programs in order to reflect the practicalities of an interior design projects.

Other highlights from the board meeting:

The IDC Board has confirmed, by way of motion, that the cost of living increase will be added to Full and Intern membership dues for the 2015 fiscal year. This motion is one that is put forward annually as per our bylaws. The cost of living is based on the average Consumer Price Index from July 2013 to June 2014. The increase this year will be 1.5%, or $2.00 for Registered and $0.50 for Intern members, making the dues for 2015 $139.50 and $33.00 respectively. The IDC dues are billed by your provincial association as part of their 2015 membership dues invoice. The IDC portion is passed on to IDC after it is collected by the provinces. Any questions, please contact Susan Wiggins.

Congratulations to Interior Designers of Newfoundland and Labrador (IDNL) which was approved as a full association member giving the association a vote at all Board meetings. IDNL was formerly a provisional association member without the ability to cast a vote.

Congratulations to Board members Kim Murphy (NB) who was reappointed as Secretary and to Anne-Marie Legault (QC) who was appointed Treasurer.

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