Launching ARIDO’s 2022 – 2023 Strategic Plan

ARIDO strategic plan illustration

An annual strategic planning process has been a key practice for the Board and staff to identify a roadmap and guide ARIDO’s work from year to year.

The Board of Management is pleased to share the 2022-23 Strategic Plan with you. It was also presented to the membership during Member Townhall in March (watch a recording).

Our journey related to this work reflects a transformation within the organization to evolve beyond our history as a membership association pursuing a regulatory future, to one that also thrives as a community which is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible.

The Plan is centred around our Bold Statement:

ARIDO strategic plan bold statement

Our Bold Statement

ARIDO is committed to creating a welcoming and respectful community that is dedicated to building meaningful, progressive change towards diversity and belonging.

We will boldly advocate and champion the growth of our members and stakeholders during various stages of their professional and personal journeys.

We will honour our responsibility as an industry leader to forge a new pathway to advance equity and diverse representation through actionable programs and policies.

Our Bold Statement is supported by the following three areas of focus which will be essential priorities to our continued journey over the next year and beyond:

  • Community
  • Value
  • Engagement

The Bold Statement and three areas of focus have been summarized in a 1 page infographic (click for a high res version), and the ongoing goals and specific priorities and actions for 2022-23 are included in the complete Strategic Plan.

DIV.e.IN™ Survey Insights

Matrix 360 image, view of Toronto from the waterfront

Many of the goals in the Strategic Plan are drawn from the feedback that was collected via the DIV.e.IN™ Survey which was conducted by Matrix360. The survey report is available on the ARIDO website.

2021 Annual Report Published

arido annual report COVER

ARIDO’s accomplishments from last year have been summarized in the 2021 Annual Report.

It also includes greetings from outgoing President Nadia Kuhni, and incoming President Jennifer Warling, as well as an update from the VP Finance Darryl Balaski.

Call for Nominations 2022/23 ARIDO Board of Management

Call for Nominations 22/23 ARIDO Board of Management

ARIDO is on a transformative journey prioritizing diversity, equity, accessibility, and reconciliation. We believe strongly that the opportunities to evolve our framework that is inclusive and representative of our members is integral. In preparation for this call for nominations, the ARIDO’s governance committee has reviewed we recognize there are opportunities to improve the present Board of Management composition and recognizes that our Board of Management as it relates to the diverse representation of our membership needs to be improved to in order to reflect the demographics of Ontario.

As an Association that is focused on developing and guiding the future of the Interior Design profession, we believe it is our responsibility to lead and advocate for equity.

We are actively focused on diversifying the ARIDO Board in 2022 and encourage and welcome nominations who identify as members of any underrepresented and diverse groups.

The Details

The Board of Management develops and guides the Association’s strategic direction and works to advance the profession and Association provincially.

There are currently two Director Positions open for the ARIDO Board of Management for the coming term along with one position for President-elect.

Registered members in good standing who are interested in putting their name forward or who wish to nominate another Registered Member will require their nomination to be seconded by three (3) other Registered members in good standing, in accordance with ARIDO’s Operating By-laws (By-law No. 1). Please click here for a copy of the nomination form.

Included with the nomination should be a short bio outlining the candidate’s practice and volunteer history. Please use this form. (MS Word file will download.)

President-elect Criteria

A candidate for President-elect must have served as an elected director on the Board of Management, a Chapter President, or as a member of an ARIDO Standing Committee or Task Force of the Association for a full term of office at least once in the 15 years prior to the date of the election.

Board Term

Elected Board Members will serve on the ARIDO Board for a three-year term.

Volunteer Commitment

The ARIDO Board of Management meets monthly, via teleconference, with additional meetings as needed.

Any members submitting a nomination should do so by Friday, December 10, 2021.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the nominations process, please email Irma Kemp at or phone 416-921-2127 ext. 4225.