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Breaking Barriers Vancouver: National Indigenous History Month

June 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Please note that this event has been postponed.

As we honour the contributions of Canadian designers during National Indigenous History Month, join IDC at the Global Furniture Group showroom in Vancouver for a special in-conversation with Indigenous interior designer, Jade Crabbe on the topic of incorporating Indigenous design into daily practice, working with Indigenous communities, and starting, and thriving in, your own business.


Jade Crabbe
Owner and Design Director
GreenJade Interiors

Jade Crabbe is a status citizen of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Han First Nation, from Dawson City Yukon, Wolf Clan, living off-the-land, mother of three, former-youth-in-care, neurodivergent, teen-mom, high-school dropout with substance abuse and homelessness problems who always found solace in design and creative expression.

Her professional endeavours began in T’kumlups (Kamloops) as an installer in construction, then advanced with a Bachelor of Interior Design, graduating from KPU in 2020. While working for an Architecture firm, she pursued her EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership and graduated from SFU in 2022.
These days Jade wakes up in an undying effort to inspire those around her to see that everything we are is connected through our environments and is always seeking opportunities to advocate for Indigenous Youth at risk of houselessness and neuro-spicy youth.

GreenJade Interiors is the name of the commercial and residential design firm Jade has registered on xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory in Richmond BC since 2021, where she currently resides. Jade is currently on the IDC Symposium Planning Committee and is open to youth representative positions on non-profit boards.

Jade has received awards such as the Ruth Williams Bursary for Indigenous Entrepreneurs (2021), and the Interior Designers of Canada PROpel award for emerging leaders in the design community (2021). A most recent residential new-build in Tssawassen that BÜRO47architecture led and Jade directed the Interior Design for has won HAVAN’s 2023 finalist award for Best Home under $3 Million, Best Custom Kitchen $200,000 and Over, Best Non-Certified High-Performance Home and won the award for Best New Bathroom.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the conversation’s moderator!


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Where: Global Vancouver
1000 – 675 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

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June 22, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


Global Vancouver
1000 - 675 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2 Canada
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