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Press Release 2021

Dear IDRC members/ Benefit providers and Industry affiliates,
We are pleased to announce that our Board has appointed Jacqueline Manji, a long and loyal Member of IDRC, as The Executive Director. The appointment will take place on July 1, 2021.
Jacqueline has the enormous task of leading Canada’s Resources Association out of pandemic with renewed optimism. Her appointment is in recognition of her solid commitment to the industry, understanding the needs of the interior design leading suppliers, and the consumer-driven seasonal nature of our unique and fast-paced industry. 
Jacqueline Manji is currently a Board Member of IDRC. Over her 10-year career as owner and founder of Ultra Luxe Linens and The Resource Center at TIDC, Jacqueline has held various roles as proprietor, including teacher, principal of Design Company, creator of workroom services and President of IDRC. 
Now the time has come to embrace women of colour with a leading role in taking IDRC into a new era, with a renewed focus on serving our members to support their professional and business growth with diversity and inclusivity as a top priority. 
Semi-retired Executive Director of IDRC Tatiana McNeil will remain on the Board of Directors to provide continuity and support.
“As your businesses continue to serve their customers in these trying times, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your support and commitment to the Interior Decor Industry and IDRC in particular.
I am proud to have been of service and of what has been accomplished since our inception in 1957.
During my tenure, the core Benefit of preferential shipping rates has endured, as will my continued interest in the future success of your endeavours.” – Life-Time VP, IDRC Dennis Mascall

Press Release


September 2019

Interior Décor Resources Canada (IDRC) is pleased to announce the launch of ASPIRE – a new Trade Education Alliance with the Professional Design Institute (PDI).   The ASPIRE Diploma program will give Trade Professionals and Students an opportunity to upgrade their skills and fast-track into Interior Design & Decor at a professional level with an internationally recognized Diploma Accreditation program.

ASPIRE Interior Design and Decorating Diploma program consists of 12 self-paced, online training modules, organized into tree levels: Introductory, Fast-track Diploma for Industry professionals with 5 years work experience or relevant education and Full Diploma. Modules designed to cover the full spectrum of interior design and decor, including theory, history, technical principles and practical applications.

In addition to coursework, ASPIRE program students will also have access to ongoing tutorials and additional trade support to keep them abreast of new trends and the latest product and technical information from the industry 

IDRC’s Founder and Executive VP, Dennis Mascall, is excited to be partnering with PDI and brining ASPIRE to Trade Professionals and Students in North America.  “IDRC has been advocating for the design industry for over 40 years. Over that time we have come to appreciate the importance of quality education and continuous learning.  We feel that this partnership with PDI and the launch of ASPIRE brings to the industry a much need resource in a format that is self-directed, self-paced and online.”

Please visit Diploma Program page for more information about modules, pricing and registrations.

About IDRC: Interior Decor Resources Canada is a Registered not for profit Canadian Corporation comprising leading Corporations engaged in the supply of Products and Services to the Interior Decor Trade. Surplus revenues derived from IDRC activities are currently provide Scholarships to several Canadian Colleges.

About PDI: The Professional Design Institute is a leading online provider of Interior Design training with offices in Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland. PDI observe international standards of learning with accreditations from ASIC, C.I.D., IAO, IAPCC and pursues endorsement from AIM Awards for the Interior Design and Decoration Program through investing in Your Future (IF). All investing in Your Future organizations have a proven record of high standards and continually drive for internal excellence in course design, delivery and quality assurance.


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Diploma program

Fast Track Interior Design & Decorating Diploma online program for Industry professionals*

Home + Style Tour

IDRC is proud to be partnering with the Home + Style Tour as an exciting educational platform to promote courses and Decor/Design industry members at a residential Design Event.


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