Code of Ethics

Registered Graphic Designers (RGDs) are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards when working for clients, as employees and in service to the general public. RGD has collaborated with Design Professionals of Canada (DesCan) and Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) to create a unified Code of Ethics. RGD, DesCan and SDGQ Members are required to abide by the Rules set out here. 


Download the full Code of Ethics as a PDF in English.

Download the full Code of Ethics as a PDF in French.


RGD’s By-laws outline the procedures for Members, clients, employers, employees, students and the general public to address a situation where it is felt that a Member has not lived up to their ethical obligations as outlined in the Code of Ethics.


If you have questions or concerns about anything outlined in the Code, contact RGD’s Executive Director, Hilary Ashworth, by email at .