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."
Acting PresidentJohn Fleming
Members at LargeJennifer Franks
Past PresidentHarriet (Sis) Bunting Weld
Committees & Associates
Associate & Managing Editor, OrnamentumFrann Harris
HNC Liaison, National ProgramRon Levy
Marketing & MembershipJanna Hiemstra
Judith Griffin, Calgary
Sam Carter, Vancouver
Marilyn Joan Wade, Winnipeg
The Honourable Herménégilde Chiasson, Grand Barachois
Shane O’Dea, O.C., St. John’s
Alexandra McCurdy, Halifax
Steven Carleton McNeil, Ottawa
Prince Edward Island
Harriet Campbell Meacher, Charlottetown
Lillian Clarke, Montreal
SaskatchewanRaymond Bailey, Yorkton