DDA Board

Updates from the DDA National Board of Directors.

Ambassador program

Led by Adele Wechsler, our volunteer ambassadors have been busy visiting schools with a new presentation, letting design students know about our Awards Competition, and the many benefits of DDA membership.  Since November, we have been in 8 classrooms.  If you would like to help out with this program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

25th Anniversary

A committee has been struck to put together a plan to help us celebrate DDA's Silver Anniversary, led by Deborah Casey. Watch for updates as the year progresses. If you’d like to get involved, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Education

With the leadership of Lana McIver, our Chair of Education, CEU Events were offered to our members in 2018 nationally at a Las Vegas Market Event , a High Point Market Event, as well as our own AGM/ Gala Event. All were webcasted.   Each was worth 0.1 CEU. 

For 2019, plans include a Multi CEU Event:  We will be hosting our next national CEU day (or afternoon) on February 13th from 1-4pm ET at Caplan’s in Toronto. This will be a two credit event with 40 in-person seats and broadcast out nationally for all to enjoy. A save-the-date will be going to the membership very soon.

Design Legislation

DDA continues to monitor legislative activities related to the practices of decorating and design across the country. If you are interested in being a part of a new committee to help us do this work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Awards Gala & AGM Celebration

Save the Date for our Awards Gala & AGM on May 3 at the Grand Luxe event boutique.  Plans include a new CEU from Kimberly Seldon, and Glen Peloso as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets on sale soon! If you'd like to get involved on the Decorating Committee for the Gala, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Decorating & Design Competition

Speaking of the Awards Gala, entries are now being accepted for the Awards Competition on a brand new, easy-to-use platform. Deadline for entries is January 28! Learn more.

Membership

The Membership Committee has had great success recently with a campaign to reach out to lapsed members.  As a result of this effort, DDA has added more than 60 new members. This is a reflection of the hard work of the Membership Committee, and of the incredible value that DDA brings to decorators and designers in Canada.  Congratulations to committee members Nancy DeVries, Crina Gheorghe, Robin Boles, Lindsey Foster von Kalben, Lisa Coady, and Janet Armstrong on the success of this initiative.