Interior Decor Resources Canada

Interior Decor Resources Canada

Newsletter: Issue 7 - Apr 30, 2009

BONUS for New and Existing Members

Normally you would have received your annual membership dues invoice on April 1st, but we have changed our Fiscal Year. Now on July 1st, 2009 dues will commence and end June 30th, 2010.

That is a FREE 3 month BONUS from previous years when annual membership began on April 1st each year.

WWFA has had great support from many segments of the Decor Industry over the best part of our 20 year existence.

In these tougher economic times this change will help our prior members and encourage new members to enjoy the many great benefits that WWFA provides which more than compensate for dues paid.

See “Membership Benefits at a Glance” for details!

So, members should watch for their new fiscal year dues invoice in July.

If you have any questions or want further information please call 416.494.0401 or email

We Thank you for your continuing support.

(Remember that WWFA is a not-for-profit group and any operating surpluses are retained to promote the Decor Industry at our volunteer Board of Directors direction)

WWFA / DW Summer Event

WWFA & Designers Walk® is hosting two days of seminars for Fabrics and Window Treatments on June 3 & 4 2009.

This event will include various presentations from Designers Walk® Showrooms and WWFA Members.

This will be a Trade Only event.

We are still accepting applications for presenters. If you are a member of WWFA or DW please contact the WWFA office with your Presentation Topic. It should be a half hour to one hour presentation.

Lunch will be sponsored by WWFA insurance specialists. A representative will be on hand to proffer information regarding all types of business and personal insurance topics. Find out how you can save money by combining policies for various needs.

Seminar attendance is open to all Decorators and Designers, but space is limited. Call WWFA and register today!

To learn how you can become a member of WWFA or Designers Walk Resource Centre, contact:

Designers Walk: Irma Reffes (416) 961-1211 ext. 225

WWFA: Tatiana McNeil (416) 494.0401

International Home Show October 2009

Thank you again to Isabel Bartlett, Barbara Nyke and Mary Dancey for decorating the "Ask a Decorator" booths at the International Home and Garden Spring show.

WWFA will be participating this October at the International Fall Home Show again!

We will be meeting at Designers Walk on Friday May 8th at 11am 160 Pears Avenue, DW Bldg. 5 to discuss the last show and prognosis for the next Fall show.

WWFA will pick up your parking fee.

Light lunch will be served.

RSVP to or contact Tatiana at 416.494.0401

What does Membership with WWFA offer?

  • Access to WWFA suppliers offering Trade Only discounts
  • Free listing in our Interior Decor Associates National web directory
    available to view by other members and potential clients
  • Discounted exhibitor rates at various public Home Shows in the Greater
    Toronto Area
  • Participation in “ask a decorator” when WWFA sponsors exhibit space at
    a public show
  • Discounted Continuing Education Courses and Seminars within the industry
  • Interactive web dialogue networking with other members
  • Home Improvement Financing plans for your projects from $1,500 to $15,000
  • Group Insurance for your business, Liability, Auto and Home, Health and Property for 1 to over 100 people
  • Car rental discounts
  • Car fuel savings
  • Low VISA and MasterCard merchant rates from 1.86%
  • Book store discounts
  • Lowest courier rates across Canada

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