Infrastructure Canada: Investing in COVID-19 Community Resilience

The Government of Canada is adapting the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The Program, delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, is being adjusted to add some flexibilities, expand project eligibility and accelerate approvals.

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1. The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Class of College of Fellows is January 15th, 2021. Learn more


Main Street Design Challenge: Submissions from Cycle 1 of the Main Street Design Challenge are now available!

The CSLA is a partner in the Main Street Design Challenge, which is a coordinated engagement effort for all Canadians interested in design to envision the future of Main Streets. Participants are invited to develop innovative, responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions for Canadian Main Streets that can be implemented during the recovery and post-pandemic. 

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CSLA Executive Director Michelle Legault on COVID and the association

Read about how the pandemic has had an effect on how the CSLA operates. 

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L|P Magazine wins an EXCEL award for General Excellence

Congratulations to Naylor Association Solutions and the L|P Editorial Board upon receiving a Bronze EXCEL award for LANDSCAPES|PAYSAGES magazine in the category of General Excellence!

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The Summer Excellence issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES is now available online!

Two things were apparent at this year’s 2020 CSLA Awards of Excellence adjudication: first, the talent behind the submissions and, second, the trends in landscape architecture in Canada. This year, many of the submissions were interesting, intriguing and wonderfully surprising. Decide for yourself as you view the Awards of Excellence winners in the Summer 2020 issue of LANDSCAPES I PAYSAGES.

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Updated Reciprocity Agreement Signed by 9 Landscape Architecture Associations

The updated agreement allows Landscape Architects to have their credentials recognized and work in other jurisdictions. Click here to read the agreement and a guide about reciprocity.

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Equity and Diversity Resources Page

Read the CSLA Draft Statement on Racial Inequality and Injustice and browse our collection of resources to help you learn more about practicing anti-racism in the profession.

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Nastaran Moradinejad, BCSLA, AALA, CSLA, Appointed Chair of the Canadian Landscape Standard Steering Committee

It is with great pleasure that the CSLA announces Nastaran Moradinejad's appointment as Chair of the CSLA and CNLA Joint Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) Steering Committee. Ms. Moradinejad has served on the CLS Steering Committee since 2017 and has contributed to the development and launch of the second edition.

According to Christene LeVatte, past chair of the CLS Steering Committee:

"Nastaran's contribution to the CLS has been truly exceptional. Her appointment will ensure the CLS's continued integrity and development of new content."

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, who jointly administer the CLS, would like to express their gratitude to Christene Levatte, who has, since 2014, participated as a member of, and then led the CLS Steering Committee through the first and second editions. Her vision for the CLS and commitment to the project were instrumental in realizing this important guideline for the landscape architecture and landscape construction industries.

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At its recent teleconference, the CSLA Board of Directors made the following decisions:

  • an agreement with OALA to co-host the 2021 Congress was approved;
  • revised guidelines for the Awards of Excellence were approved (details will follow soon);
  • the Student Award of Excellence program was delayed by one year;
  • the CSLA Statement on Reconciliation was approved and Grant Fahlgren, Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee, was named the Board's Reconciliation Advisor;
  • the statement on Black Lives Matter will undergo further consultation during the summer months;
  • the Executive Director was tasked with suggesting an action plan for equity and diversity in the profession;
  • a framework for political engagement at the federal level was approved.

Approval of the 2021-2023 CSLA Strategic Plan

The 2021-23 Strategic Plan was approved at the CSLA's AGM on June 18, 2020. 

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L|P Call for Submissions - Trees

There are many important discussions to have about trees and our forest canopy. We would like to open that discussion up for the Winter 2020 issue of Landscapes | Paysages, by inviting CSLA members and other interested parties to submit articles to discuss a range of areas around the subject of trees. 

We invite your submissions! Click here to read the description and general guidelines for submitting your contribution. 

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CSLA Member News

Landscape Architect and member
of the CSLA-CNLA Joint Canadian Landscape Standard Steering Committee, Ron Koudys Featured in an LO Article

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CSLA Membership Categories and Fees

As of the April 2020 Board meeting, the CSLA Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion which would maintain the 2020 rate for the dues throughout 2021 in respect to the unknown consequences of COVID-19 on the profession.

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Landscape Perspectives - Ron Williams Launches New Website

Landscape architect Ron Williams is well known in the field for his distinguished career and involvement with the profession. He has launched a website to further explore issues related to landscape architecture and urban design in North America and around the world. A natural extension of his book Architecture de paysage au Canada, the site aims, among other things, to make accessible the various notes, articles and images collected during his research for the writing of the book, but which have not been published. The content of the site will be improved and a French version is also planned.

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CAD-prof.com is Offering CSLA Members a 50% Discount on AutoCAD Courses

Lessons are delivered by video with supporting documents, focusing on projects directly related to Canadian industry standards. CSLA|AAPC members receive a 50% discount! The entire program special introductory price is $75.00 until June 30th, 2020, but you must be a member. To receive your discount just apply your coupon code during checkout. Coupon Code: CSLAAAPC

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LACF July Bulletin

  • Highlights of the Annual General Meeting
  • Highlights of the Board of Directors Meeting
  • LACF Statement on Racial Inequality and Injustice

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Global Ethical Principles for the Landscape Profession

At the 2019 World Council meeting in Oslo, the Landscape Institute proposed to IFLA delegates a process for advancing a set of principles relating to the global practice of landscape architecture. Delegates discussed the need for these principles. Importantly, the principles are not intended to take the place of an individual association, or region's, Code of Conduct or Ethics, as these are dependent on local statutes, legislatures and requirements for practice. Rather, they outline a common set of principles which can inform local practices and requirements. This is particularly useful where associations do not currently have in place a Code of Conduct or Ethics relating to the practice of landscape architecture.

IFLA is collecting feedback on this document through the following survey. 

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57th IFLA World Congress 2021 in Malaysia

15-18 August 2021: Pre-Congress Events

19-21 August 2021: Main Congress Events

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IFLA Young LA Alliance

The Young LA Alliance (YLAA) is an initiative that brings together a community of young professionals in Landscape Architecture who are under the age of 35. This community was created with the intention to cater to the different needs and interests of the younger working community, given the dynamic environments today.

Since its conception in 2019, the YLAA has grown to now have over 170 members worldwide – from esteemed institutions such as Columbia University and Seoul National University. The goal of our YLAA initiative is to provide all its members with the relevant and necessary resources to help our young talents grow and develop in their careers to maximize their potential.   

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Other News

CELA 2021 Conference: 100 + 1 | RESILIENCE 

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the 2021 Conference: 100 + 1 | RESILIENCE from March 17-20, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. This event will reflect on circumstances which led to the current state of design education, research and creative scholarship, and investigate courses of action, direction and vision that will propel the leaders of design professionals through our administration, advocacy, research, service and teaching. 

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Conversation on Black Experiences in Parks - Webinar

The Canadian Parks Collective (CPCIL) and co-host Park People invite you to participate in a webinar for park leaders about the role parks can play in speaking about—and taking action to— address racial inequity in Canada. Led by BlackAFinSTEM’s Rhiannon Kirton, co-founder of Black Birders Week and champion for better representation of Black people in the outdoors, we are welcoming a panel of Black Canadian scientists, naturalists, and outdoors people to share their experiences, accomplishments, frustrations, and hopes. A facilitated dialogue will help the Canadian parks community discover some first steps we might take toward making the entire parks system the most inclusive in the world.

DATE/TIME: August 6, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 


Shape the Future of Canadian Sustainable Development by Bringing the Voice of Landscape Architecture to the National Sustainable Development Advisory Council

The Council’s mandate will include providing the Minister of Environment and Climate Change with advice on issues of sustainable development in addition to reviewing and commenting on drafts of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, which sets out federal environmental sustainability goals, targets and actions for a 3-year period.

The positions will be for representatives of the following:

Provinces and territories

  • Northwest Territories (1)
  • Saskatchewan (1)
  • New Brunswick (1)
  • Prince Edward Island (1)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1)

Other representation categories

  • Environmental non-government organization (1)
  • Business organizations (2)
  • Labour organizations (3)
  • Indigenous Peoples (3)

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