national sustainability commitee


The complex and urgent nature of the global challenges we face require meaningful engagement, collaboration and innovation.

Designers in all fields can bring intention and meaning into their work and have the opportunity to contribute to addressing the challenges of poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

Sustainable design embraces social, cultural, economic and environmental values throughout the strategy, design process and production phases of a project. It’s not a checklist; it’s a mindset we can all bring to our work to make a positive impact on the world.

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Magnify positive change

We are an entity of designers, thinkers and creative professionals that fall under the Design Professionals of Canada umbrella and speak on behalf of the organization.

We inspire members and creative professionals to step up and use their skills and influence to magnify positive change while reducing negative impacts. Our goal is to have Canadian designers embrace and implement the many dimensions of sustainability into their design processes, actions and activities, and not think of sustainability as an afterthought.

Practicing sustainable design since 2006

The philosophy and principles of sustainable design has been integral to the Design Professionals of Canada since 2006, when the National Sustainability Committee created the first formal definition for sustainable communication design worldwide. The current National Sustainability Members are always looking connect with passionate designers.

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Insights and inspiration

For further information, read some of our articles and case studies in Design Currency

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