Big Changes Coming to GDC AB North!

Attending the Online Virtual AGM on April 11?

These new changes will benefit local members, but your vote is needed before that can happen!

What's going on?

The Graphic Designers of Canada is becoming DesCan. Part of the transition will change how local GDC chapters are structured and what their legal and financial responsibilities will encompass. In becoming DesCan Edmonton, we will move from being a provincial body to a national one.

How will this affect me?

Essentially, you won't notice any changes from a member's perspective. And good news! Local boards won't have to deal with administrative tasks like financial statements, bylaws, and membership registration and certification. This will enable your local board to focus on the things that matter to you as a member - like social activities, workshops, design advocacy, and portfolio reviews for students and certification. In other words, the things you're interested in seeing take place in our local design community!

What do you need from me?

In April, your vote as a member is needed! The AGM is on April 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM, and local members need to vote for the dissolution of the GDC AB North Chapter. We need a minimum amount of members to vote to make this happen. It sounds ominous, but all it means is that the national board will now take on our Chapter’s legal and business responsibilities. To enable the change, we need enough local members to show up for this short online meeting and vote. That's it, that's all. Then we can go back to preparing for 2022!

How Do I Vote?

Please click the link below to sign up for the online AGM and join the meeting on April 11 at 7:00 PM. Having as many members voting as possible will ensure we meet the requirements necessary as we transition to DesCan Edmonton.


Let us know if you’re attending. Register here.

Click the button and let us know if you’re planning on attending the 2022 GDC AB North Chapter AGM. Participants who register below by leaving their name and email will receive an invitation link shortly.

And… the first 20 people who leave their contact information below and attend the AGM will be entered into a draw for one of two $100 gift certificates to their favourite local restaurant!

Click here to let us know if you can attend the AGM!