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Graphic Designers of Canada

GDC is a Canada's national association for design professionals. Supporting and advancing the design profession through advocacy, education, community building, and CGD™ certification.

GDC is a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and affiliates in communications, marketing, media and design-related fields. GDC members come together via nine chapters across Canada to advocate for the advancement of the design profession.

GDC is Canadaʼs national certification body for graphic and communication design and, since 1956, has established standards for design professionals, educators, and leaders. Through its certification program, GDC licenses the unique CGD™ certification mark to members whose services meet rigorous, standardized criteria. The CGD certification mark is recognized across Canada as the mark of professional services and ethical business conduct.

The Manitoba Studio fund is proud to partner with the GDC Foundation to provide these two special scholarships. You can support the GDC Foundation in providing scholarships, grants, and a benevolent fund, by donating at