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2024 John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing

This annual, juried award of $1,000 recognizes an exceptional example of an original magazine article on decorative arts in Canada. The award winner will be announced at the Annual Members’ Meeting and their article will be published in Ornamentum magazine and ornamentum.ca. The award honors John Fleming’s lasting contribution to Canadian decorative arts scholarship and writing. Read more about John Fleming.

In 2023, total donations contributed by an extensive list of supporters (see list at right) were matched up to $15,000, thanks to the generosity of two patron Members.


Your financial contribution to our work allows CSDA to continue to provide quality programming, events, publications and support for the Canadian decorative arts and 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 our general fund. 

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Other ways to donate:

Purchase an item in our Online Shop.

Send an e-Transfer to info@csda-ccad.org, indicate full name and complete mailing address in Notes.

Pay by phone, call 647-249-6280 or email alex[at]csda-ccad[dot]org

Mail your payment to

Canadian Society of Decorative Arts, P.O. Box 235, Station Q
Toronto, ON M4T 2M1

(Registered Charitable Organization No. 886343391RR0001).


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, programming, special events, Ornamentum magazine, and public engagements.

Volunteering offers incredible opportunities to CSDA/CCAD Members and those 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. Participation as a volunteer can be in person, by phone, or online.

Contact Susan Golets 

To apply, download the CSDA/CCAD Call for Volunteers


The CSDA/CCAD welcomes expressions of interest for positions on our Board of Directors. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Priority will be given to those with the following competencies: Fundraising, Accounting and Finance, Programs and Event Management; Marketing & Communications; and Technology. Positions run for a two-year term. Nominees must be a CSDA/CCAD member in good standing. 

Download the board nomination background document.

Download the nomination application.


- Treasurer (Volunteer remote) - Contact CSDA


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

Past Lecture Speakers

  • Douglas Coupland - Accidental Career: Public Art in Vancouver - 2023
  • Roland Tremblay - Some secrets of the city: The archaeology of pre-European indigenous sites in Montréal - 2022
  • Rick Haldenby - Re-Modern: Approaches to the reuse of post-war modern architecture in Waterloo Region - 2021
  • Marcin Kedzior - Legacy of Bauhaus - 2020
  • Tim Foran - Weaving Stories Together: Curating Indigenous-Settler Interaction - 2019

Make a donation in memory of Marian Bradshaw.


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/CCAD 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.


Many thanks to our generous supporters and donors in 2023/2024.

2023/2024 General Annual Support
  • Steven Blevins
  • Elisabeth DeRuiter
  • Frank Hall

  • Gilles Latour
  • Kulin Matchhar

  • Aaron Milrad

  • Kim Moulsdale
  • John O'Dea
  • Marjorie Paradine

  • Felicity Pope
  • Martha Wilder

 2023 Symposium Donors/Sponsor

  • Bonhams*
  • Craft Council of British Columbia*
  • Joan Davis
  • HSB Canada*
  • Inform Interiors*
  • Joan Carlisle-Irving
  • Internationals Society of Appraisers *
  • Maureen & Doug Loweth
  • North-West Ceramics Foundation* 
  • Cathy Stevulak
  • The Stewart Program for Modern Design*

    2024 John Fleming Award

    • Martha Wilder

    2023 John Fleming Award 

    • 8 Anonymous
    • David Adams
    • Late Allan & Colleen Bailey Family
    • Anne Barros
    • Laura Beach
    • Dr. Carl Benn
    • Steven Blevin
    • Ron & Wendy Cascaden 
    • Lillian Clarke
    • Suzette Couture*    
    • Al Crashley
    • Alison Fisher
    • Anne Fleming
    • Nestor & Susan Golets*
    • Anne Greaves
    • Dr. Frances M. Gregor
    • 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
    • Kulin Matchhar 
    • Cynthia Messenger
    • Charlotte Mickie*
    • Kathryn C. Minard
    • Mark Moore
    • Joan Nicol 
    • Gilles Latour*
    • Denis Longchamps
    • Karen Golets Pancer
    • Rosalind Pepall
    • Ruth Pincoe
    • Michael Prokopow*
    • Stephanie Rebick*
    • Lindsay Shaddy
    • Artur Smith
    • Marolyn Joan Wade
    • Janice Warren*
    • Maureen Wideman
    • Marilyn Willock

     2023 Ornamentum Magazine Campaign

    • Daina Augaitis
    • Mark Choko
    • Brian Davies
    • Elisabeth De Ruiter
    • Gilles Latour
    • Clare McCain
    • Kathryn Minard 
    • Marjorie Paradine
    • Anthony Pringle
    • Wendy Rebanks
    • Stephanie Rebick
    • Janice Warren
    • Anthony Wu

    2023 Holiday Campaign

    • 3 Anonymous
    • Brian Davies
    • Joan Davis
    • Rosemary Dobbin
    • Flora Do
    • Jenny Eggermont
    • Anne Fleming
    • Susan Golets
    • Celia Harte
    • Mark Holton
    • Moragh Kusy
    • Gilles Latour
    • Denis Longchamps
    • Maureen & Doug Loweth
    • Charlotte Mickie
    • Dennis Mills
    • Kathy Minard
    • Kim Moulsdale
    • Marjorie Paradine
    • Stephanie Rebick
    • Julie Riches
    • Patricia Sanders
    • Ken Schultz
    • Alida Stevenson
    • Leon Warmski
    • Janice Warren
    • Erin Wiley
    • Anthony Wu

    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 - 2024 Canadian Society of Decorative Arts / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs