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 Advocating for Change

We are saddened beyond words and deeply troubled by the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

We advocate that all CSDA members support the Calls to Action listed in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee: Calls to Action 

Write your representatives: 




The Indian Residential School Survivors Society can be contacted toll-free at    1-800-721-0066 and the Indian Residential School Crisis Line is a 24-hour national line of support at 1-866-925-4419.

Support the CSDA/CCAD

The CSDA/CCAD is a national non-profit organization that works to promote an awareness and appreciation of the decorative arts and design in Canada. Donations help fund a wide variety of CSDA projects, such as the annual symposium, events, Ornamentum magazine and public engagements. 


Volunteering offers incredible opportunities to CSDA/CCAD members and persons interested in the Decorative Arts. In addition to making a difference, it provides volunteers with opportunities to build relationships with like-minded people, connect with the Decorative Arts community, develop new skills, and hone existing ones. The list of benefits is lengthy, and these opportunities are available to individuals who want to make a difference. Participation as a volunteer can be in person, by phone, or via the internet. Contact Gilles Latour, Chair of the Membership Committee at gilleslatour@csda-ccad.org for more details.

Apply here: CSDA Call for Volunteers - 2023


The CSDA/CCAD welcomes expressions of interest for positions on our Board of Directors. The Society encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. We will give priority to the following competencies - Accounting and Finance, Programs and Event Management; Marketing & Communications; and Technology. The positions will commence at our upcoming in-person and virtual Annual General Meeting on September 8. Positions run for a two-year term. Nominees must be a CSDA/CCAD member in good standing. 

Submissions should be received by August 4 th. Download the Nomination application HERE 

Job Opportunities: 


- Part-time Bookkeeper - See job posting HERE (Application deadline April 7)

2023 John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing 

In recognition of John Fleming's lasting contribution to decorative arts and design in Canada, the CSDA will inaugurate the John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing

With your help, the John Fleming Award will recognize an exceptional example of original writing on an aspect of decorative arts and design in Canada. This $1,000 juried award will be presented annually at the CSDA Symposium.

Every dollar raised will be matched up to $15,000, thanks to the generous donations of two of our patron members. Download form or Donate Today.

Marian Bradshaw Lecture Series

In 2019 with the help of Marian's family, colleagues and friends we launched the MARIAN BRADSHAW LECTURE, held annually during our symposium or at a special venue. 

Past Lecture Speakers

  • Tim Foran - Weaving Stories Together: Curating Indigenous-Settler Interaction - 2019
  • Marcin Kedzior - Legacy of Bauhaus - 2020
  • Rick Haldenby - Re-Modern: Approaches to the reuse of post-war modern architecture in Waterloo Region - 2021
  • Roland Tremblay - Some secrets of the city: The archaeology of pre-European indigenous sites in Montréal - 2022

To make a donation to the CSDA/CCDA in memory of Marian Bradshaw please click Donate today.

Click on the link Donate today to support the CSDA/CCAD and our continued efforts to produce quality publications and events related to the decorative arts, material culture and the design community. Please state in the comment field if your donation is earmarked for a specific campaign. If not, the donation will be assigned to the general fund. 

Donate today

Donate by Cheque

Please ensure that cheques are payable to "Canadian Society of Decorative Arts". Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20.00 and higher. 

Registered Charitable Organization No. 886343391RR0001

Mailing address:
Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
P.O. Box 235, Station Q

Toronto, ON M4T 2M1


Call 647-249-6280 (office)

       Image: Inside the Sky, Susan Edgerly, 2018, glass, wire

mirror, 114” x 60” x60”

 Many Thanks to our generous supports

and donors in 2022/2023

  • Sherri Appel
  • Defne Berkin
  • Wayne Bovie
  • Robert Buckingham
  • Debbie Bunze
  • Karen Cantin
  • Susan & Nestor Golets 
  • Martha Grant
  • Judith Griffin
  • Robert Jordan
  • Moragh Kusy
  • Gilles Latour
  • John Mayhall
  • Charlotte Mickie
  • Arne Nordtrop
  • John O'Dea
  • Margo Reid
  • Margaret Robbins
  • Erika Sayers
  • Marilyn Joan Wade
  • Waddington's 
  • Janice Warren 
  • Henry Wiercinski
  • Martha Wilder

   2022 Symposium Donors/Sponsor

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Art*
  • Macdonald Stewart Foundation*
  • Hotel Le Cantlie Suites *
  • Redpath Museum *
  • Reid Wilson House*
  • HSB Canada
  • Brian Davies
  • Karen Golets Pancer
  • Anne Greaves
  • Rani Glick
  • Diana & John Joynt
  • Andrea Minicucci 
  • Kim Mousdale 
  • Monica Rojo
  • Carole Sabiston 
  • Henry Wiercinski
  • Martha Wilder

2023 John Fleming Award 

  •  6 Anonymous
  • David Adams
  • John Adams
  • Anne Barros
  • Laura Beach
  • Dr. Carl Benn
  • Steven Blevin
  • Ron & Wendy Cascaden 
  • Lillian Clarke
  • Al Crashley
  • Alison Fisher
  • Anne Fleming
  • Nestor & Susan Golets
  • Anne Greaves
  • Dr. Frances M. Gregory
  • Judith Griffin
  • Peter Goham
  • John & Heather Harbinson
  • Celia Harte
  • Sarah Holland
  • John Holton
  • HSB Canada
  • Maurice Johnson
  • Lorraine Johnson
  • Paula Kenny
  • Moragh Kusy
  • Deborah Mah
  • Cynthia Messenger
  • Kathryn C. Minard
  • Mark Moore
  • Joan Nicol 
  • Gilles Latour
  • Denis Longchamps
  • Karen Golets Pancer
  • Rosalind Pepall
  • Ruth Pincoe
  • Stephanie Rebick
  • Lindsay Shaddy
  • Artur Smith
  • Marolyn Joan Wade
  • Janice Warren
  • Henry Wiercinski
  • Maureen Wideman
  • Marilyn Willock

 2022 Holiday Ornament Campaign
  • 3 Anonymous
  • David Adams
  • John Adams
  • Harriet (Sis) Bunting Weld
  • Emily Davies-Cohen
  • Anne Fleming
  • John Harbinson
  • Celia Harte
  • Karen Kastner
  • Leanne Kostopoulos
  • Moragh Kusy
  • Gilles Latour
  • Denis Longchamps
  • Maureen & Doug Loweth
  • Linda Mather
  • Charlotte Mickie
  • Kathyrn Minard
  • Joan Nicol
  • Marjorie Paradine
  • Wendy Rebanks
  • Stephanie Rebick
  • Julie Riches
  • Ken Schultz
  • Cathy Stevulak
  • Gary Sweet
  • Janice Warren
  • Sandi Wilder

*In kind sponsors 

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.
© 1981 - 2023 Canadian Society of Decorative Arts / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs