Glossary of Acronyms

Bilingual Glossary of Acronyms for Landscape Architecture

This glossary is not exhaustive. Rather, it is meant to be a helpful resource. If you have any corrections or recommended additions, please email executive-director@csla-aapc.ca.

AAA - Alberta Association of Architects

AAPC - Association des architectes paysagistes du Canada (in English, CSLA)

AAAPC - Associé de l’Association des architectes paysagistes du Canada (in English, FCSLA)

AALA - Alberta Association of Landscape Architects

AANB - Architects' Association of New Brunswick

AAPC - Association des architectes paysagistes du Canada (in English, CSLA)

AAPEI - Architects’ Association of Prince Edward Island

AAPQ -Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec

ACC - Association canadienne de la construction (in English, CCA)

ACEC - Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (en français, AFCG)

ACECBC - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia

ACECM - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Manitoba

ACECNL - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Newfoundland and Labrador

ACEDNWT - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Northwest Territories

ACECPEI - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Prince Edward Island

ACEDS - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan

ACECY - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Yukon

ACG - Association Canadienne des géographes (in English, CAG)

AFC - Association forestière canadienne (in English, CFA)

AFGC - Association des firmes de génie-conseil du Canada (in English, ACEC)

AFICNB - Association des firmes d'ingénieurs conseils – Nouveau-Brunswick

AFICQ - Association des firmes de génie-conseil – Québec

AIA - American Institute of Architects

AIBC - Architectural Institute of British Columbia

AMM - Association of Manitoba Municipalities

AMO - Association of Municipalities of Ontario

APA - American Planning Association

APALA - Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects

APDIQ - Association professionnelle des designers d’intérieur du Québec

APEGA - Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

APEGS - Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

API - Atlantic Planners Institute (en français, IUA)

APPI - Alberta Professional Planners Institute

ARIDNB - Association of Registered Interior Designers of New Brunswick

ARIDO - Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects

AUMA - Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

AUNB - Association des urbanistes du Nouveau Brunswick (in English, NBAP)

AYC - Association of Yukon Communities

BAP - Baccalauréat en architecture de paysage

BCLNA - British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association

BCSLA - British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects

BLA - Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture (en français, BAP)

CAAP - Conseil d’agrément en architecture de paysage (in English, LAAC)

CAC - Comité sur l’adaptation au changement climatique (in English, CoCA)

CAG - Canadian Association of Geographers (en français, ACG)

CBDC - Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada (in English, CGBC)

CCA - Canadian Construction Association (en français, ACC)

CCEE - Conseil canadien sur les espèces envahissantes (in English, CCIS)

CCIS - Canadian Council on Invasive Species

CCN - Commission de la capitale nationale (in English, NCC)

CDAO - Construction Design Alliance of Ontario

CEA - Consulting Engineers of Alberta

CELA - Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

CENS - Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia

CEO - Consulting Engineers of Ontario

CFA - Canadian Forestry Association (en français, AFC)

CFANB - Canadian Forestry Association of New Brunswick

CIF - Canadian Institute of Forestry (en français, IFC)

CGBC - Canada Green Building Council (en français, CBDC)

CIHR - Canadian Institutes on Health Research (en français, IRSC)

CIP - Canadian Institute of Planners (en français, ICU)

CLARB - Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards

CoCA - CSLA Committee on Climate Adaptation (en français, CAC)

COF - College of Fellows (en français, ODA)

CRSH - Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (in English, SSHRC)

CRSNG - Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (in English, NSERC)

CSLA - Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (en français, AAPC)

DDN - Devis directeur national de la construction au Canada (in English, NMS)

DIC - Designers intérieurs du Canada (in English, IDC)

EC - Engineers Canada (en français, IC)

EDRA - Environmental Design Research Association

EGBC - Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

EGM - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

EGNB - Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick

ENS - Engineers Nova Scotia

EPEI - Engineers PEI

EY - Engineers Yukon

FACP - Fondation d’architecture de paysage du Canada (in English, LACF)

FASLA - Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects

FCM - Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Fédération canadienne des municipalités

FCSLA - Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (en français, AAAPC)

FPEIM - Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities

IAENG - International Association of Engineers

IALE - International Association for Landscape Ecology

IC - Ingénieurs Canada (in English, EC)

ICOMOS -International Council on Monuments and Sites

ICU -Institut canadien des urbanistes (in English, CIP)

IDA - Interior Designers of Alberta

IDAS - Interior Designers Association of Saskatchewan

IDC -Interior Designers of Canada (en français, DIC)

IDIBC - Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia

IDNL - Interior Designers of Newfoundland and Labrador

IDNS - Interior Designers of Nova Scotia

IFC -Institut forestier du Canada (in English, CIF)

IFLA -International Federation of Landscape Architecture

INTA -International Urban Development Association

IRAC -Institut Royal d’architecture du Canada (in English, RAIC)

IRSC -Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (CIHR)

ISA -International Society of Arboriculture

ISOCARP -International Society of City and Regional Planners

ISSRM -International Symposium for Society and Resource Management

IUA -International Union of Architects

IUA - Institut des urbanistes de l'atlantique (in English, API)

LAAB - Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board

LAAC - Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (en français, CAAP)

LACES - Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System

LACF - Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (en français, FACP)

LAF - Landscape Architecture Foundation

LARE - Landscape Architect Registration Examination

LAWB  - Landscape Architecture Without Borders

LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LO - Landscape Ontario

LPPANS - Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia

MAA - Manitoba Association of Architects

MAF - Manitoba Forestry Association

MALA - Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects

MAP - Maîtrise en architecture de paysage (in English, MLA)

MBLNA - Manitoba Landscape and Nursery Association

MLA - Master’s in Landscape Architecture (en français, MAP)

MMAP - Mois mondial de l’architecture de paysage (in English, WLAM)

MNL - Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

MPPI - Manitoba Professional Planners Institute

NAM - Nunavut Association of Municipalities

NAPEG - Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

NBAP - New Brunswick Association of Planners (en français, AUNB)

NCC - National Capital Commission (en français, CCN)

NLAA - Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects

NLAPP - Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners

NLFPA - Newfoundland & Labrador Forest Protection Association

NMS - Canadian National Master Construction Specification (en français, DDN)

NSAA - Nova Scotia Association of Architects

NSFA - Nova Scotia Forestry Association

NSERC - National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (en français, CRSNG)

NSFM - Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities

NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers

NuALA - Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects

NUDA - National Urban Design Awards (en français, PNDU)

NWTAA - Northwest Territories Association of Architects

NWTAC - Northwest Territories Association of Municipalities

NWTALA - Northwest Territories Association of Landscape Architects

OAA - Ontario Association of Architects

OALA - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

OAQ - Ordre des architectes du Québec

OC - Order of Canada – Ordre du Canada

ODA - Ordre des associés (in English, COF)

OFA - Ontario Forestry Association

OIQ - Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

OPFA - Ontario Professional Foresters Association

OPPI - Ontario Professional Planners Institute

OUQ - Ordre des urbanistes du Québec

PEGNL - Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador

PEIAP - Prince Edward Island Association of Planners

PEIFIA - PEI Forest Improvement Association

PEO - Professional Engineers Ontario

PIBC - Planning Institute of British Columbia

PIDIM - Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba

PNDU - Prix nationaux de design urbain (in English, NUDA)

RAIC - Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (en français, IRAC)

RLA - Registered Landscape Architect

RMA - Rural Municipalities of Alberta

SAA - Saskatchewan Association of Architects

SALA - Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects

SALA - School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

SARM - Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities

SFA - Saskatchewan Forestry Association

SITES - Sustainable Sites Initiative

SPPI - Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute

SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (en français, CRSH)

SUMA - Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association

TLCF - The Cultural Landscape Foundation

TRC - Truth and Reconciliation Commission

UBC - University of British Columbia

UBCM - Union of BC Municipalities

UCAL - University of Calgary

UMAN - University of Manitoba

UMNB - Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick – Union des municipalités du Nouveau Brunswick

UMQ - Union des municipalités du Québec

WGBC - World Green Building Council

WLAM - World Landscape Architecture Month (en français, MMAP)

Federal Government Acronyms

Note that a glossary of federal government departments is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/government/dept.html

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