As the national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 5,000 members including interior designers and related professionals at all levels of experience and areas of practice such as retail, commercial, health care, institutional and residential design as well as manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services for interior design projects and firms.
In addition, we have as members over 200 manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services for interior design projects and firms.
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Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. 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.
What IDC membership gets you
- Online access to job opportunities through IDC’s Career Centre
- Exclusive deals and discounts on insurance rates, auto rentals, and more
- Subscription to i+D magazine (joint North American publication with ASID)
- 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
- Electronic industry news and updates
- Promotion on IDC’s social media channels
Interior designers are required to fulfill professional development requirements in order to remain members in good standing with their provincial association, which is facilitated through the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).
IDC offers continuing education opportunities to members across Canada to help members fulfill their continuing education requirements and keep up to date on current industry regulations, business practices, and trends.
IDC publishes news and professional development information for members via monthly bulletins and on its online events calendar at idcanada.org.
In partnership with Orion Learning, IDC offers its members access to over 900 online courses such as in project management, change management, leadership, customer service, management skills and more, at a special member rate, accessible 24/7 through Orion’s website.
A full list of available programs is available to members.
IDC advocates for Canadian interior design, here at home and across the globe, establishing local IDC chapters and expanding opportunities for international interior design experiences and partnerships. Our goal is to provide a platform for meaningful member engagement, deliver exceptional professional development, and promote participation in both. Learn more in the 2019-2020 IDC Strategic Plan.
IDC takes pride in reinvesting membership dues revenues back into serving its members, by allocating funds to increase awareness, educate the public, and raise the bar – not only for individual interior designers – but for the entire Canadian interior design industry from coast to coast.
IDC helps you build your interior design brand, bring awareness to the interior profession, and influence public opinion within your community, nationally, and globally. There are numerous benefits to becoming an IDC member, no matter what stage you are in your career.
To join IDC, select a membership category that relates to you:
|Practitioner||Full||Professional interior designers belonging to any Canadian interior design association||$325|
|Associate||Practising interior designers who are not members of a Canadian interior design association||$325|
|Intern||Interns or provisional members of any Canadian interior design association||$200|
|Retired||Those retired from the practice of interior design||$175|
|Educator||Instructors in post-secondary interior design education at any university, college or accredited school||$325|
|Student||Students enrolled in post-secondary interior design education at any university, college, or accredited school||$50*|
|Affiliate||Member of another national or international design association (e.g. architects, landscape architects, urban planners, facility managers, etc.)||$200|
* Students can pay a one-time amount of $150, for the time they are enrolled as a full-time student.
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