Become a Member

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

Membership in DDA 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

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

Accredited Membership

Student Membership

Affiliate Membership

Educator & Retired Members

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CEU Accreditation

Access DDA Canada’s job board*
*currently under construction

Access the exclusive DDA affiliate decorator

Business listing in DDA Canada’s Find A Decorator directory

Eligible participation in DDA Canada’s annual Decorating & Design Competition

DDA Canada badge for display on your website

DDA Canada quarterly electronic magazine

Access member-only articles & publications on

Simplified registration with many industry vendors


Exclusive showroom & design events

Networking events

CEU-eligible lectures & training


Discount to all DDA Canada events

Access group liability insurance (save up to 20% on insurance)

10% discount at Hakim Optical

Design magazine discounts

Receive exclusive affiliate offers

Front of the line event registration*


Access member-only Facebook and LinkedIn groups

Association voting rights

Eligible to take on DDA Canada leadership roles

Inclusion in DDA Canada member directory


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Affiliate Member








 Directory Listing – Inclusion in DDA Canada’s online Affiliate Directory, giving your SEO a boost and helping members find your easily
 Email Broadcast – Promote your open houses, trade events & seminars. Target a segment of our membership (by province, chapter, or member type)1 NATIONAL OR 2 CHAPTER-TARGETED2 NATIONAL OR 4 CHAPTER-TARGETED
 Event Calendar – Get additional exposure of your events though the DDA Canada event calendar when you send an email broadcast
 Guest Content – Boost awareness and credibility of your business by contributing to the DDA Canada’s monthly newsletter
 DDA Canada Brand Alignment – Use your membership as a marketing tool by displaying the DDA Canada Affiliate mark in your marketing collateral
 Sponsorship – Gain more impressions by sponsoring DDA Canada’s highest profile events
 Networking – Build relationships with decorators & designers by attending or hosting local events
 DDA Canada Leadership Opportunities – Join a DDA Canada committee or our board of directors to get involved with the industry on a much deeper level
 Industry News – Easily stay abreast of industry announcements and local news through DDA Canada communication
 Job Board Access – Simplify your recruitment effort with employer postings on DDA Canada’s online job board50% OFF50% OFF
 Local Sales – Add one additional rep for each region with a DDA Canada Chapter to get better connected on the ground$50 PER PERSON1 FREE, $50/ADDITIONAL PERSON
 Webinar – Showcase your products and/or services to DDA Canada members by hosting an educational event. You provide the content, we spread the word! *Choose one of the webinar or full-page ad$2001 COMPLIMENTARY* $200/ADDITIONAL

Newsletter Ad – Advertise in the monthly digital IDEAS Newsletter

  *Choose one of the webinar or newsletter ad  

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

DDA Student Membership benefits include:

  1. Enhanced credibility through recognition as a DDA student member.
  2. Information on industry updates and upcoming events via access to the ‘Members’ Only’ section on 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. Communication with members and the industry through newsletter, email, regular mail, and phone.
  6. Newsletters – which update all members on business issues and trends in the industry.
  7. Access to DDAaffiliate members who provide products or services to the trade and offer special benefits to members.
  8. Member excursions to trade showrooms.
  9. Opportunities to network and establish contacts and learn about the interior decorating and design profession.
  10. DDA has active committees.  As a member you may join a committee and have direct impact on strategic planning, event planning, etc.
  11. The opportunity to hold a position on DDAs member-elected executive board.

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

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●  Student membership is a great way to build your network and gain practical knowledge about the profession. While
    student members don’t have voting rights, you can refer to yourself as a “DDA Canada Student Member” and hold
    elective or appointive office in the association. Open to students enrolled in decorating or design programs recognized
    by DDA Canada.

●  Fee: $135/year
●  $20 processing fee for new members

Student Member Benefits

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Upcoming Events

Alberta Chapter: January PK Event
01.22.2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm