COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND GUIDELINES

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Approved by the CSLA Board on March 23rd, 2015.

Introduction

Communications are the CSLA’s central and leading role in the profession. As the voice of landscape architects in Canada, the CSLA has developed a series of systems and standards to ensure that communications are delivered to the various audiences in a clear and consistent fashion.

As such, the purpose of the CSLA Communications Policy and guidelines is to guide the CSLA staff, board and volunteers in communicating to the CSLA’s various audiences, made up of members, allied professions, the public, media and government. The policy is especially relevant to the Advocacy Task Force, whose activities are largely based on communications projects, and to the CSLA’s Strategic Plan, which identifies maintaining internal and external communications as a priority for the society.

The CSLA strives to develop a communications presence that:

  • promotes the mission and the programs of the CSLA (Congress, College of Fellows, Awards, etc.)
  • promotes member achievements
  • provides information and tools to our members
  • supports communication between component associations
  • supports the activities of the Advocacy Task Force
  • promotes the association’s services and products
  • presents an accessible and useful face to the public
  • is, at all times, available in both official languages
  • protects members’ privacy, maintains clear boundaries and ensures that bullying and harassment does not occur.

This policy is intended to support those goals.

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