The Decorators & Designers Association of Canada is a Canadian professional association that elevates the decorating and design industry through education, events, training, advocacy and community building.
We formed in 1992 when a group of six soon-to-be graduates from Seneca’s interior decorating program realized they were about to lose their professional network and hurried to create a community for decorators. Within 18 months, the group had ballooned to 125 people.
In 1994, we incorporated as Certified Decorators’ Association (CDECA). A not-for-profit, we sought to provide continuing education, collaboration, a code of conduct and outreach to students.
Of course, we’ve continued to evolve since then: