Membership Benefits

Becoming a member of IDA offers countless career possibilities and membership benefits.

Be Connected;

  • The IDA offers many networking opportunities to establish connections with other designers, potential employers, and allied professionals. Seeking a mentor? Or looking to give back and become a volunteer? The IDA can help you connect. Plus you become a part of the larger IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) Community - with over 3000 members nationwide and growing. IDC is committed to supporting emerging interior design professionals.

Stay Informed;

  • Participate in industry-pro-rated trade missions, discounted ticket prices to IIDEX and other design-related events both at a regional and national level. Gain access to online learning opportunities, facility tours and local accredited seminar sessions to further professional development. Stay up-to-date with exclusive access to industry news through news online bulletins and social media resources.

Further Your Business;

  • The IDA provides access to many professional tools and development opportunities - from discounted industry-specific insurance, access to model contract forms, salary surveys and other business resources. Promote your skills by competing in sponsored design competitions and have your business listed in the online trade directory. And enhance your credibility to prospective employers and clients by membership in an organization with a proven track record.

Have Your Say;

  • Support initiatives for the advancement of the interior design profession at a local level. Become an active member in your design community and have a say in the shaping of your profession in the areas of self-regulation and education. Together we are stronger.


 IDA and IDC Membership Renewals

As we approach membership renewal season, please take note of this important change relating to payment of your optional IDC dues.

For several years, you have paid your Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) dues at the same time as your IDA dues. IDA has remitted your IDC dues to IDC on your behalf.

IDA has been informed by IDC that they are taking over the collection of their own dues for the next renewal cycle. See below for a comment outlining this change from IDC:

"Starting in January, IDC memberships across Canada will no longer be paid for through the portion of dues that, previously, were combined with provincial dues. Members will receive a separate invoice from IDC, for which payment is due in January 2020. This transition will ensure members continue to enjoy the many benefits of IDC membership.

As the national advocacy body, IDC is committed to continuing to provide high quality services and products that deliver measurable benefits for members at every stage of their career, as well as advocating to the public, government, and the wider business community on behalf of Canada’s talented interior design industry. To learn more about IDC membership changes and benefits, tune in to the next President’s webinar on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

For more information on this change, please review IDC’s FAQs or email"

Interior Designers of Canada


This means that your IDA dues payment will reflect your IDA membership only, and IDA no longer has any official affiliation with IDC. Please direct any questions or comments regarding this administrative change to IDC directly.

For more information on IDA member benefits, please contact