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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Educator Benefits

CDECA Educator Membership benefits include:

  1. Affiliation with a national association of Professional Interior Decorators and Designers.
  2. Networking opportunities for yourself and the benefit of your students.
  3. Contacts for potential employment for your students.
  4. Notice of job postings for your students on our website, www.cdeca.com
  5. Opportunity for coordinators / administrators to post teaching positions on our website.
  6. Information on industry updates and some upcoming events via access to the ‘Members’ Only’ section on the CDECA website and through email broadcasts.
  7. Professional development seminars.
  8. Notification of tradeshow events.
  9. A conduit for collective representation and lobbying on all issues of significance to the decorating industry.
  10. Communication with members and the industry through newsletter, email, regular mail and phone.
  11. Newsletters – which update all members on business issues and trends in the industry.
  12. Knowledge of and field trip access to CDECA affiliate members who provide products or services to the trade.
  13. CDECA has active committees. As a member you may join a committee and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, thereby
  14. enhancing your networking.
  15. The opportunity to hold a position on CDECA’s member-elected executive board.
  16. Access to members of the Education Committee who are available for participation in your Program Advisory Committee meetings.
  17. Access to the CDECA Ambassador Program where executives are asked speak to interior decorating and design students of recognized programs to inform them about our professional association.
  18. Adherence to the CDECA Code of Ethics, as listed on the website, www.cdeca.com

CDECA Educator Membership benefits include: 1. Affiliation with a national association of Professional Interior Decorators and Designers. 2. Networking opportunities for yourself and the benefit of your students. 3. Contacts for potential employment for your students. 4. Notice of job postings for your students on our website, www.cdeca.com 5. Opportunity for coordinators / administrators to post teaching positions on our website. 6. Eligible to apply for CDECA Fuel Purchase Savings Program. 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. Notification of 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. Knowledge of and field trip access to CDECA affiliate members who provide products or services to the trade. 14. CDECA has active committees. As a member you may join a committee and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, thereby enhancing your networking. 15. The opportunity to hold a position on CDECA’s member-elected executive board. 16. Access to members of the Education Committee who are available for participation in your Program Advisory Committee meetings. 17. Access to the CDECA Ambassador Program where executives are asked speak to interior decorating and design students of recognized programs to inform them about our professional association. 18. Adherence to the CDECA Code of Ethics, as listed on the website, www.cdeca.com

Student Member Benefits

CDECA Student Membership benefits include:

  1. Enhanced credibility through recognition as a CDECA student member.
  2. Information on industry updates and upcoming events via access to the ‘Members’ Only’ section on www.cdeca.com and through email broadcasts.
  3. Professional development seminars.
  4. A conduit for collective representation and lobbying on all issues of significance to the decorating industry.
  5. Eligible to apply for CDECA group Liability and E&O Insurance.
  6. Communication with members and the industry through newsletter, email, regular mail, and phone.
  7. Newsletters – which update all members on business issues and trends in the industry.
  8. Access to CDECA affiliate members who provide products or services to the trade and offer special benefits to members.
  9. Member excursions to trade showrooms.
  10. Opportunities to network and establish contacts and learn about the interior decorating and design profession.
  11. CDECAhas active committees.  As a member you may join a committee and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, etc.
  12. The opportunity to hold a position on CDECA’s member-elected executive board.

Please note that voting privileges, advertising that you are a member of CDECA, and advertising on our website are reserved for Accredited Members only.

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Student Members

NON-VOTING CLASS

Student Member:
Student Membership is open to any Student who is enrolled in a program of study in a recognized institution that qualifies the Student for a career in Interior Decorating or Design. Student Members shall not be entitled to all the rights and privileges of Accredited Members and shall not have the right to vote.  Student members may only refer to themselves as “CDECA student  member” until such time as their membership is approved otherwise,  and they may not use the CDECA logo or present themselves other than “CDECA Student Member”  on any marketing or promotional materials, including printed and electronic, while belonging to CDECA as a student member.

Membership Rights: Student members do not have the right to vote but may hold elective or appointive office in the Association.

Student Member Benefits

Cost

$120 per year + applicable taxes.

*New memberships are subject a one-time $20.00 processing fee.

Affiliate Membership - Top 15 Benefits

  1. Affiliation with the only not-for-profit professional National Association of Professional Interior Decorators and Designers.
  2. Business listing in Affiliate Directory on www.cdeca.com with a link to your website. This database is searchable by location and by products/services offered so allows our members to easily link to you when sourcing for clients.
  3. Email broadcast service for your open houses and trade events/seminars. Format restrictions apply and we require five business days lead time. Please note that broadcasts can be segregated by Province or Chapter and that any Affiliate Members listed in that Province/Chapter will receive such broadcasts unless you specify otherwise.You also have the flexibility of posting these events directly on the Calendar of Events on the homepage of www.cdeca.com
  4. Opportunity to contribute an article for the CDECA I.D.E.A.S. newsletter which is distributed to all members on a regular schedule. Content must be received two weeks prior to scheduled publication dates. Format and text restrictions are provided separately. This is a strategic marketing tool to reach our members - your targeted audience - with product information and other newsworthy content.
  5. Enhanced industry status through display of Certificate of Membership and CDECA decals and promotional material.
  6. Ability to communicate notices of job openings to membership base.
  7. Financial savings available to you and your employees through CDECA Member services such as fuel savings credit card, discounted magazines, etc.
  8. Opportunity to host an educational seminar/webinar to showcase your products and/or services.
  9. Networking opportunities for yourself and your employees. By designating key personnel in your company to receive CDECA communications you will ensure that your local showroom or sales reps are connected to CDECA members in their local market.
  10. Industry information via e-mail broadcasts on business issues and trends in the industry, upcoming events and newsletters.
  11. Receipt of all Membership Communication via e-mail and ability to arrange for additional employees to receive notifications, which is particularly beneficial where CDECA local Chapters operate.
  12. Opportunity for Affiliate Member representatives to join one of CDECA’s active committees and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, etc.
  13. Opportunity for Affiliate Member representatives to hold a position on CDECA’s member-elected executive Board of Directors.
  14. Entitlement to use the designation “Affiliate Member of CDECA” in conjunction with the CDECA logo on your business communications, accordance with the CDECA Logo policy.
  15. Enhanced professionalism and consumer credibility as Affiliate Members adhere to the CDECA Code of Ethics detailed here.

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