RGD advocates best practices for both graphic designers and their clients. Our primary focus is on fighting spec work and crowdsourcing of design; promoting accessible design best practices; and providing best practices in the areas of salaries and billing practices, pro bono work and internships. If you have questions about RGD's advocacy efforts or would like the Association's assistance responding to a request for spec, please email Executive Director, Hilary Ashworth, at
- The Canadian Tourism Commission revokes a technical ability test from its Request for Supplier Qualification in response to a letter issued by the Executive Director of RGD.
RGD's Executive Director reaches out to the Town of Innisfil to help them revise an RFP issued for website redesign services.
- After learning that the RFP they issued for the design of their annual report contained a spec component, Convenant House cooperates with RGD by rectifying the situation immediately.
- RGD's Executive Director and the RGD Spec Lobby Committee educate the Ewings Cancer Foundation on industry best practices and succeed in encouraging the organization to revise their spec RFP.
- RGD informs the Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario that requesting a sample design in their RFP is a speculative practice that is condemned in the industry.
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