The 2018-20 CSLA Strategic Plan was unanimously approved at the April 7th, 2018, Annual General Meeting.
The objectives of the plan are:
1_LEAD COLLABORATION: The CSLA will focus on building strong, collaborative relationships which will enable the society to position itself as a leader in the profession.
1.1_Participate in initiatives which would benefit from the input of landscape architects and seek opportunities to collaborate with partners, such as our components, allied professions, and related organizations, on issues which are important to landscape architects
1.2_Maximize our relationship with component associations
1.3_Evaluate our external relationships and maximize them wherever possible
2_RAISE THE PROFILE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA AND ABROAD: The CSLA will enhance its communication of and commitment to raising the profile of the profession.
2.1_Support and sustain new and existing landscape architecture programs in Canada and the students enrolled in those programs
2.2_Entrench the CSLA’s role as an advocate and as the national voice for the profession on current issues and the values expressed by the Canadian Landscape Charter
3_PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICE TO MEMBERS: The CSLA will provide services and tools to members which will build the profession’s capacity.
3.1_Update the compensation and benefits survey for the profession
3.2_Deliver an enhanced second edition of the Canadian Landscape Standard
3.3_Update the Reciprocity Agreement
3.4_Commission a report on the value of landscape architecture projects
3.5_Review the CSLA’s financial reporting mechanisms
Minutes & Annual Reports
The CSLA's Certificate of Continuance
At the 2012 AGM in Halifax, the membership approved a motion to obtain a certificate of continuance for the CSLA. That certificate has now been obtained and filed with Corporations Canada. At the 2013 and 2014 Annual General Meetings, the members approved a series of modifications which brought the CSLA's by-laws into compliance. Download the CSLA Certificate of Continuance
CSLA and Component Associations Terms of Reference
The CSLA was founded in 1934 and for several decades was the sole association promoting the profession of landscape architecture in Canada until provincial components were created starting in the 1960’s. The CSLA and component associations have since collaborated on an ongoing basis however, until now, no formal agreement supports this relationship. The CSLA strives to unite professionals around the country while strengthening the value an individual member receives. We believe that member service and the community of peers can be enhanced by concluding agreements with the components. Components serve as connectors between the CSLA and its members. A clear, solid working relationship between the CSLA and components is therefore vital. In addition, components are platforms for sharing knowledge and foster partnership among all stakeholders by optimizing individual strengths to serve the members effectively and advance the profession. Read the CSLA and Component Association Terms of Reference