This scholarship is open to any Canadian student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of colour, and who is entering or currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary Interior Design OR Interior Decorating program at a Canadian college or university.
Amid the #BlackLivesMatter movement that gained significant global momentum in 2020, we stepped back as a company and took a deep look at what kind of learning — and unlearning — we needed to do to be an actively anti-racist organization and to support the movement in meaningful ways. One fact that became immediately clear from our ensuing listening, dialogues, and research was that BIPOC designers and decorators are noticeably underrepresented in our industry.
In pursuit of a more inclusive and diverse design field, this scholarship - now in its second year - serves to support and uplift BIPOC students of interior design, and interior decorating. The five selected recipients will each receive an award of $2,000.00 to put towards their studies.
Leclair Decor is a full-service residential design firm, founded in 2011 by husband and wife team, Sacha and Melissa Leclair. Though the business remains proudly based in Ottawa, our talented design team now serves clients across North America. Using industry-leading software and embracing all modern means of digital communication, our team works seamlessly with homeowners throughout Canada and the US to produce high-end interiors in our signature Warm Modern aesthetic.
LD Shoppe, the rapidly growing retail arm of our business, offers a curated collection of modern furniture, rugs, lighting, and home goods both online and in our Ottawa showroom.