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 The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs

Our mandate as an organization is to:

  • Promote a broader awareness and appreciation of the decorative arts in Canada
  • Provide an educational forum for the decorative arts through programming and publications
  • Foster a community through membership and social events
  • Inspire and promote excellence in the field of decorative arts

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national non-profit organization (Registered Charitable Organization No. 0652438-22-13). Founded in 1980 with the generous support of the MacDonald Stewart Foundation, it is governed by an Executive Committee and Honorary Council.

CSDA/ CCAD is governed by a council of members elected from each province, with an appropriate structure of standing and special committees. There is a President, Vice-President, and a Secretariat. In addition to regular meetings on a national and provincial level, there is an Annual Meeting at which Society affairs, policy, and programmes are discussed by the membership.

"The decorative arts help us understand history"

"The decorative arts - are not only pleasing to look at, but tell us much about the people who owned and used them. The decorative arts help us understand the development of style and taste, and at the same time provide important insights into social and economic history."

- Alexandra McCurdy
Honorary Council Member and Ceramic Artist

Executive Committee


Henry Wiercinski


Martha Wilder

Vice President & Publications

John Fleming


Steven Blevins


Mark Moore

Members at Large

Jennifer Franks

Ron Levy

Jack Xie

Susan Golets

Lindsay Rose-McLean

Past President

Harriet (Sis) Bunting Weld

Committees & Associates

Associate & Managing Editor, Ornamentum

Frann Harris

HNC Liaison, National Program

Ron Levy

Marketing & Membership

Ron Levy


Henry Wiercinski


Lindsay Rose-McLean

Honorary Council


Judith Griffin, Calgary
Frank Hall, Calgary

British Columbia

Sam Carter, Vancouver
Mary Macaulay, Vancouver
Martin Segger, Victoria


Marilyn Joan Wade, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

The Honourable Herménégilde Chiasson, Grand Barachois
Joan Irving, St. Andrews


Shane O’Dea, O.C., St. John’s

Nova Scotia

Alexandra McCurdy, Halifax
Roma Dingwell, Halifax


Steven Carleton McNeil, Ottawa
Paul Russell, Toronto

Prince Edward Island

Harriet Campbell Meacher, Charlottetown
Martha Deacon, Charlottetown


Lillian Clarke, Montreal
Maurice Forget C.M., Montreal
Richard G. Gervais C.Q., Montreal
The Honourable Serge Joyal P.C., O.C., Ottawa


Raymond Bailey, Yorkton

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
© 2016 Canadian Society of Decorative Arts / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs

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