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Retired membership is open to any accredited member who has decided not to continue an active career as an interior decorator/designer but who wishes to maintain a professional interest in the field by acting as a mentor to new decorators and/or attending educational seminars and networking.

Retired members may hold elective or appointive office in the Association. Retired members shall not be entitled to all the rights and privileges of accredited members and shall not have the right to vote. Retired members may only refer to themselves as “DDA retired member” and they may not use the DDA logo or present themselves other than “DDA retired member” on any marketing or promotional materials, including printed and electronic, while belonging to DDA as a retired member.

Membership Benefits

Business Tools
  • Eligible participation in the Decorating & Design Competition
  • DDA Canada badge for display on your website
  • DDA Canada quarterly electronic magazine
  • Access member-only articles & publications on
  • Exclusive showroom & design events
  • Networking events
Access & Discounts
  • Discount to all DDA Canada events
  • 10% discount at Hakim Optical
  • Design magazine discounts
  • Receive exclusive affiliate offers
  • Front of the line event registration*
  • Access member-only Facebook groups
  • Eligible to take on DDA Canada leadership roles


As a long-time member, I have valued the collaboration and networking opportunities with my peers and colleagues. The association’s website is a source of information and professional networking opportunities and is undeniably a tool I value, and one I count on to stay informed.

Evelyn Eshun, Evelyn Eshun Design Inc.