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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.

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, programming, special 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 - 2024

2023-2024 Board Nominations

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. Positions run for a two-year term. Nominees must be a CSDA/CCAD member in good standing. 

Board nomination background document HERE

Download the Nomination application HERE 

Job Opportunities


- Treasurer (Volunteer remote) 

Bilingual Digital Media Volunteer (Home Office)

- Ornamentum Magazine - Guest Editor - Fall/Winter 2024 (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 23, 2024!)

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
  • Douglas Coupland - Accidental Career: Public Art in Vancouver - 2023

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 supporters

and donors in 2023/2024

2023 General Annual Support
  • Frank Hall

  • Gilles Latour
  • Kulin Matchhar

  • Aaron Milrad

  • Kim Moulsdale
  • Marjorie Paradine

 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*

    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
    • Elisabeth De Ruiter
    • Gilles Latour
    • Clare McCain
    • 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