Welcome to The Canadian Academy of Floral Art

The Canadian Academy of Floral Art was formed in 1992 to be a unique institution that recognizes the exceptional talents of Canadian floral designers as artists. CAFA is now proud to honour and promote the artistic achievements of floral designers from around the world to the public and to the floral industry.

Join the Canadian Academy of Floral Art! 

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The Canadian Academy of Floral Art is looking to recruit new members. Our membership drive is underway for 2020. Sign up and purchase your Step 1 package now and set yourself on the path to take your floral design career to the next level!

Are you interested in joining a group that loves to be creative with flowers?

Do you wish to be associated with others who love to share floral art skills, ideas and passion?

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A Message to the CAFA Membership

Dear Membership,

As the floral industry goes into what would be one of our busiest weeks, it seems like a good time to touch base. I am sure that you, like the rest of us, are busy dealing with the cancellations, postponements and the re-organization that are associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

It is our sincere hope that you and your family are safe and well.

The CAFA family is strong, and together we will overcome this obstacle. But for now, we isolate. Not easy for floral designers! We love to be part of the very core of life and often find ourselves in the centre of everything just where we love to be!

This too shall pass, and soon we will be back at the daily business of CAFA. We look forward to planning the year ahead. Currently we are pursuing various events and workshop ideas, and we value your input. Please, contact any of the board members with any ideas you may have. We want to hear from you!

To that end, there is also one vacant position on the board for the 2020 -2021 season. If you are interested, please contact us through the website. We would love to have you on board.

With courage we forge ahead and will be back with flowers again.
On behalf of the board of directors and myself, take care and be safe.

Julie Drago CAFA,AIFD, CFD

President, Canadian Academy of Floral Art

Who We Are

Derrick H. Foss CAFA AIFD


Julie Drago CAFA AIFD


Inta Taurins CAFA AIFD


Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Canadian Academy of Floral Art recognizes Floral Design as an art form, and honours those with the ability to take their skill and creativity to a level beyond the everyday, and to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

CAFA was formed to give recognition to floral designers who possess the "extra flair and creativity" that sets them apart from standard industry design.

Our admittance requirements are tough, but they have resulted in a roster of members who are the movers and shakers of the floral industry. Our members are designers and commentators, and often the creative force behind many of the floral trends seen in visual and print media.

CAFA can proudly boast members from not only Canada and United States, but also New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Our goal is to have worldwide recognition.

Education has always been a core value of CAFA. It is stressed at every CAFA function - locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Work

CAFA exists to display and elevate excellent floral design in Canada and around the world. Our design shows are a platform to demonstrate the limitless potential of artistic floral creativity.

See Our Showcase