The Canadian
Design Resource

is changing.

Together, we’re building a living and open commons for design in Canada, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

The Canadian Design Resource was the original online Canadian design community, and the only public archive of Canadian design in the world. We’re proud of the global audiences we brought to Canadian creators over two decades, but it’s time to change.

Following more than two years of intensive community consultation, we’re now on a journey towards an entirely new CDR, raised up and built collectively by its community.

The history of Canadian design needs to be told differently, and the new CDR will be a collective effort to document, preserve, and interrogate the diverse and constantly reinventing ways design has shaped the culture and histories of the many peoples on this land, and how design in turn was shaped by these.

Want to join the collective effort?

Everyone is welcome. Get in touch.