Become a Member: What you need to know...

Membership in CDECA provides access to professional information and resources. It is open to any individual who is involved in the design and/or decorating industry and who meets the educational criteria as set out below. 

The Many Benefits that Membership offers you...

  • Training and professional development; recorded, local (where applicable) and national meetings.
  • National advertising
  • Peer to peer networking
  • Website listing - Find A Decorator (Accredited Only)
  • Affiliate Directory
  • Business Insurance
  • Home show participation (where applicable)
  • Affiliate offers to members
  • Magazine offers
  • Newsletters
  • Referrals
  • National Membership Directory
  • Media opportunities

CDECA's membership exceeds 500 members across Canada, including over 300 Accredited Members, nearly 200 Students, and 80 Affiliate Members.

Accredited Membership

Student Membership

Affiliate Membership

Educator & Retired Members

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Affiliate Membership Options

CDECA AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS AND SERVICES

*Affiliate Memberships are Non-Voting and run for a full year from the date of purchase.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP $1,000.00

This Membership Class will be of primary interest to businesses wishing to reach our members across Canada.

The Top 15 Affiliate Membership Benefits plus...

  • Primary contact for e-mail correspondence from CDECA
  • Additional contact in each CDECA Chapter territory to receive e-mail correspondence pertaining to activities of the local chapter.
  • Listing in CDECA Affiliate Directory linkable to your corporate website
  • Two E-mail communications to national membership per annum (or 4 regional broadcasts)
  • Access to Job Vacancy Posting Service
  • Web-based seminar available to CDECA national membership or a full page quarterly IDEAS Newsletter ad (a $200 value!)
  • Additional Services available for purchase
  • $200 credit redeemable on any on-line purchases of CDECA products or services during the membership year.

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STANDARD MEMBERSHIP $500.00

This Membership Class will be of primary interest to businesses wishing to reach members in a local chapter* market.

The Top 15 Affiliate Membership Benefits plus...

  • Primary contact for e-mail correspondence from CDECA
  • Listing in CDECA Affiliate Directory linkable to your corporate website
  • Two E-mail communications to a Chapter membership per annum (or 1 national/multi-chapter broadcast)
  • Access to Job Vacancy Posting Service
  • Additional Services available for purchase

*NOTE: Province may be substituted if there is no chapter.

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $300.00

This category of Membership is only available to individuals or sole proprietors providing services to the Members, e.g. artists, trade contractors, business consultants. (Must offer a service/fee discount to CDECA members)

The Top 15 Affiliate Membership Benefits plus...

  • Primary contact for e-mail correspondence from CDECA
  • Listing in CDECA Affiliate Directory linkable to your business website
  • One E-mail communication to a Chapter* membership per annum
  • Additional Services available for purchase

*NOTE: Province may be substituted if there is no chapter.

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Services Available for Purchase by Affiliate Members

E-Mail blasts to Membership

  • Includes formatting and hyper-links
  • National $200 each
  • Chapter $100 each
  • Province (available where no chapter is represented) $100 each

Additional Contacts to receive CDECA E-Mail Correspondence

Recommended where your company has local representatives
or showrooms in CDECA chapter locations

  •   Per annum $50 each

Web-based Seminars

  • Includes set-up, administration and email invitation
  • distribution by CDECA . $500 each
  • Continuing access by members to webinar in Members-Only section $200 per annum

Digital Newsletter Advertisements

  • Full page with content provided by member $300 each (includes corporate logo and hyperlink to company website)

Mailing distribution to members (priced on request)

  • i.e.: single 8 ½” x 11 “insert $350 plus postage
  • Includes creation of labels, envelopes & labour
  • Promotional material to be provided by purchaser

General Conditions

  • *Provincial taxes will be applied.
  • *Affiliate Memberships are non-voting.
  • *CDECA reserves the right to limit the number of E-Mail blasts per annum per Affiliate Member.
  • *5 business days lead time required for e-mail blast distribution.
  • *Mailing lists are not provided.
  • *Please advise the office if you do not wish to have your email blasts distributed to other Affiliate Members.

 

Accredited Member Benefits

CDECA Accredited Membership benefits include:

  1. National advertising promoting members as Professional Interior Decorators and Designers.
  2. Enhanced credibility and business image through recognition as a CDECA member.
  3. Increased marketing opportunities: our website, www.cdeca.com, lists your business online and can link to your website.
  4. Location based referrals from our membership list.
  5. Eligible to apply for CDECA group Liability and E&O Insurance.
  6. 10% discount at Hakim Optical for you and your immediate family
  7. Information on industry updates and upcoming events via access to the ‘Members’ Only’ section on the CDECA website and through email broadcasts.
  8. Professional development seminars.
  9. Participation in tradeshow events.
  10. A conduit for collective representation and lobbying on all issues of significance to the decorating industry.
  11. Communication with members and the industry through newsletter, email, regular mail and phone.
  12. Newsletters – which update all members on business issues and trends in the industry.
  13. CDECA affiliate members provide products or services to the trade and offer special benefits to members.
  14. Member excursions to trade showrooms.
  15. Opportunities to network and establish contacts.
  16. CDECA has active committees. As a member you may join a committee and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, etc.
  17. CDECA executives are asked speak to interior decorating program students at various community colleges.
  18. As an accredited member you will be able to use the designation of “Member of CDECA” on your business communications.
  19. Membership also includes voting privileges.
  20. Opportunity to hold a position on CDECA’s member elected executive board.
  21. Adherence to the CDECA Code of Ethics, as listed on the website, www.cdeca.com. This can be used as example of best business practices in your advertising.

Membership

Become a Member: What you need to know...

Membership in CDECA provides access to professional information and resources. It is open to any individual who is involved in the design and/or decorating industry and who meets the educational criteria as set out below. 

The Many Benefits that Membership offers you...

  • Training and professional development; recorded, local (where applicable) and national meetings.
  • National advertising
  • Peer to peer networking
  • Website listing - Find A Decorator (Accredited Only)
  • Affiliate Directory
  • Business Insurance
  • Home show participation (where applicable)
  • Affiliate offers to members
  • Magazine offers
  • Newsletters
  • Referrals
  • National Membership Directory
  • Media opportunities

CDECA's membership exceeds 500 members across Canada, including over 300 Accredited Members, nearly 200 Students, and 80 Affiliate Members.

Accredited

Student

Educator / Retired

Affiliate (Supplier)

Join or Renew Here!

Eligibility Requirements for Accredited Membership

In order to qualify as an accredited member, you must meet one of the following three sets of criteria: 

A) Completion of a certificate or diploma program from a recognized educational institution.  For a list of recognized institutions, click anywhere on this sentence. Please include a copy of your certificate or diploma. 

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B) Completion of some courses in the area of decorating or design and a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in the industry. Submission of a minimum 3 page pressentation with at least 3 projects profiled (preferably digital) + two letters of reference from clients are required for review by CDECA. 

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C) A minimum of 10 years’ work experience in the design/decorating field, with the submission of a minimum 3 page pressentation with at least 3 projects profiled (preferably digital) + two letters of reference from clients for review by CDECA.  

To prepare your portfolio (required for options B & C only) please submit the following:

1) pictures of each project, including “before” shots if available 

2) a description of the project’s scope and budget 

3) an outline of the client’s requirements and how you were able to meet them 

4) an outline of suppliers and products used

5) two letters of reference from clients 

*Please note: This portfolio is necessary only if you are persuing options B and C above. Option A simply requires a copy of your certificate from one of our recognized institutions.
  • Digital portfolios should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or as a direct reply to your CDECA purchase receipt.
  • We regret that submitted materials cannot be returned. Please do not send original portfolios or certificates. 
  • Portfolios will not be reviewed until full membership payment is received.
  • If your application is rejected, your entire membership purchase, minus the processing fee and related taxes will be refunded to you.
  • Once approved, memberships dues and processing fees are non-refundable.

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Canadian Decorators' Association

Connecting Decorators, Designers, Suppliers and Consumers for over 20 years.

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CDECA
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Toronto, Ontario M6R 2J1 Canada
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