BC Mainland is the largest regional chapter of the GDC (Society of Graphic Designers of Canada), Canada’s Federally Chartered national graphic design association. We are a 1000 member-based non-profit organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students, and associates in communications, marketing, media and design-related fields celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.
Since its founding in 1956, GDC has built awareness of graphic design and its essential role in business and society by serving as an advocate, voice and resource for Canada’s graphic design profession through the media, publications, seminars, conferences, exhibits and Graphex, Canada’s national design competition.
The GDC’s mandate is to maintain a defined, recognized competent body of graphic designers and to promote high standards of graphic design for the benefit of Canadian industry, commerce, public service and education.
The GDC is a member of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, the worldwide non-governmental body representing the graphic design profession, providing GDC members with the opportunity for international recognition, professional development and a global perspective on graphic design.