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GDC Foundation

Help us nurture the future of design

The GDC Foundation will help designers, educators, students and researchers.

The GDC Foundation is growing a fund to support design research and education, special projects, scholarships for students and professional designers, and a benevolent fund to offer short-term financial assistance to designers experiencing a career-challenging difficulty. Our goal is to become a registered charity, to fulfill our mandate and expand our work. 

This year we are focusing our fundraising campaign on building our Operations Fund in order to fulfill that mandate and become a registered charity. There are significant costs involved and we hope to reach our goal of $10,000 to cover all legal, accounting and filing costs.

There will be a special prize draw for those who donate to the Operations Fund this year!

Read about what the GDC Foundation has been doing!
2020-2021 GDC Foundation Annual Report

Since 2012, the GDC Foundation has awarded $18,000 in student scholarships.

Help us grow the GDC Foundation, a valuable asset for design in Canada, by donating to the GDC Foundation, or by leaving a bequest in your will, providing a scholarship, or a research grant.

For more information, email:
Download our information page.

Get Behind Design – Please Donate!

• By E-Transfer to: (no fees deducted!)

• By PayPal or credit card > Donate with PayPal or credit card


• By mail > Send your cheque
(make it out to GDC and note that it is for the GDC Foundation)
to: GDC, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2
• By phone > with your credit card, call toll free 1-877-496-4453, leave a message and you will get a call back.
  • Please let us know if you wish to support a specific scholarship fund. Make a note when you donate or email foundation
  • Contributors are listed on the GDC site as well as in publications such as the Annual Report. If you wish your contribution to be attributed to someone (ie. In honour of...,  In appreciation of..., In memory of...) or if you would like it to be anonymous, please email
To discuss bequests, scholarships or special donations contact
Peggy Cady, GDC Foundation Chair
Email:, phone: 250-386-6215

Foundation Committee Members: Jim Hudson CGD, David Coates CGD, FGDC, Matthew Warburton CGD, FGDC, Patrice Snopkowski CGD, Steven Rosenberg CGD, FGDC, Peggy Cady CGD, FGDC.