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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Apply here: CSDA Call for Volunteers - 2023
2023-2024 BOARD NOMINATIONSThe 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
- 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
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.
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Registered Charitable Organization No. 886343391RR0001Mailing 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
2022 Symposium Donors/Sponsor
2023 John Fleming Award
2022 Holiday Ornament Campaign
*In kind sponsors