The CSLA is a unifying organization that develops and delivers relevant and high quality programs and services, while bringing together and representing at the national level, affiliate organizations, component associations, and professional schools across Canada.
The CSLA provides members with a means to promote capabilities and successes, communicate knowledge and concerns, and share matters of common interest. Under the CSLA umbrella, members have the collective visibility, strength and creativity to sustain and enhance the profession of landscape architecture in Canada.
Membership into the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is facilitated by our recognized Component Associations. In order to be a member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects you must first gain full membership to one of the recognized Component Associations.
The Component Associations represent geographically distinct territory, provincial and regional groups of landscape architects covering all provinces and territories in Canada. Depending on where you are living in Canada you will need to contact that local component organization for their details pertaining to membership qualifications. Each component has different local regulation and entrance requirements. Link to Component Associations for contact information.
CSLA Membership Categories and Fees
The following are the CSLA's membership classes and fees:
- Full Member: $175 per year
- Associate Member: $20 per year (this category will be active as of 1 January 2018)
- Student Member: free (this category will be active as of 1 January 2018)
- Life Member: free
- Honorary Member: free
- Affiliate Member: as determined by the Board of the CSLA
To become a Full, Associate or Student Member of the CSLA, you must be a member in good standing of:
- Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA);
- Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA);
- British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA);
- Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA);
- Northwest Territories Association of Landscape Architects (NWTALA);
- Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (NuALA);
- Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA);
- Association des Architectes Paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ); and
- Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects (SALA).
Life Members are retired landscape architects whom the Society names in accordance with criteria established by the Board and who have been recommended by Components.
Honourary Members are persons, appointed by the Board, who have performed notable service in advancing the cause of landscape architecture.
Affiliate members, if admitted to a class of affiliate membership, are a class of members.