Who We Are:
The Canadian Decorators’ Association (“CDECA”) is a professional not-for-profit Association representing both Student and Accredited decorators and designers, and Affiliate businesses across Canada. Our goal is to foster the growth of the decorating industry in Canada; provide advocacy respecting policy matters; promote a positive image of the industry through proactive activities and events; and offer value to Members through upgrading of skills and knowledge. CDECA is the most influential Association representing decorators in Canada.
CDECA advocates for interior decorating excellence by providing industry information, maintaining advanced educational standards and requirements and ethics in business practices. Under the leadership of an inspired Board of Directors and the growing national Membership, CDECA is well positioned to move forward with confidence and a plan for the future of our industry.
VISION & VALUES
We consistently strive to provide the highest level of service and quality to our Members and to the public through continuing education, public awareness, and professional development.
We uphold ethical service through government compliance and qualification standards within the industry.
We value professional and personal growth and promote the opportunity for every Member to be the best that they can be for their clients and themselves.
We value the relationship between Member and Client, and Member and Affiliate/retailer.
We value professional development for all Members to ensure that our Members are informed in all areas of their industry.
We value cooperation and respect among peers.
We value a commitment to community service and a respect for ethics in both personal and business life.
Why should I hire a CDECA professional?
A decorating and design professional is qualified by education and experience to develop and enhance the function and quality of interior (and exterior) spaces. A professional analyzes the client’s needs and formulates design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriately appointed and functional.
When planning to decorate or design a space, a decorating professional will save you time and money. Services can be as limited as a consultation offering advice on choosing a colour scheme, hiring a contractor or buying a product. Or you may wish to hire a professional to help you with full design services for redecorating, redesigning or renovating, purchasing products and arranging installations.
Decorating and design professionals may specialize in a particular design area, for instance, residential and/or commercial design
By choosing a CDECA Member you are guaranteed that you will be working with a qualified professional. CDECA Members are graduates of recognized academic institutions in the field of interior decorating and design and/or have established professional decorating portfolios. They are also committed to ongoing education through CDECA professional development training. CDECA Members ensure that you have access to the most current trends and innovations so when you are decorating, renovating, buying or building, choosing a CDECA designated professional to assist you will result in professional results.
How much should I expect to pay a decorator/designer?
Rates vary based on the time, budget and scope you have set for your project. It also varies based on the experience of your decorator. We take great care to ensure that the client is fully aware of all costs related to their project. We encourage you to engage in a discussion with and ask questions of your Interior Decorator to be sure that you understand the charges and fees involved in your project.