How can you advocate for the profession of landscape architecture?

1. Read the tips in the blue box

2. Link to the Advocacy Toolkit

3. Celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month

4. Learn about the issues:

- Climate Change

- Reconciliation and Landscape Architecture

- Tri-Council Funding

- and more... (scroll down)

5. Read the CSLA's Federal Standing Committee on Finance Standing Committee Budget Recommendations for 2019



FIND OPPORTUNITIES to speak to related professionals and the public

ADD VALUE to a project by offering the point of view of a landscape architect

USE SOCIAL MEDIA to publish your message, or join a social media campaign

GET ON BOARD with your municipal campaigns to improve the livability of your city 

MEET WITH YOUR MP to discuss the profession

CELEBRATE the awards you or your colleagues receive and create a buzz around projects

IDENTIFY ISSUES by asking 'how will this affect the profession' and share those issues with the CSLA Board members of Executive Director

CSLA Strongly Recommends that the Canadian Standards Group Standard CSA W201 Reference the Approval of Landscape Architects on the Design and Construction of Bioretention Systems

(August 24th, 2018)

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CSLA Calls on the City of Ottawa to Restore Centennial Garden

(July 20th, 2017)

The CSLA believes that Mr. Carver's Centennial Garden in Rockliffe Park is a clear demonstration of the City of Ottawa’s national role in incorporating cutting-edge landscape architecture work. Throughout the City’s history, many important landscape architecture masterpieces have been commissioned, such as the Centennial Garden in Rockliffe Park. Other examples of important landscape architects and their impact on the City include F. G. Todd, and his seminal report on City Planning of Ottawa in early 20th century, including recommendations for Parliament Hill and much more. Both of these are still leading the way we understand and appreciate the city.

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CSLA Suggests Options for the National Memorial to Victims of Communism

(February 24th, 2015)

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) respectfully requests that the National Memorial to Victims of Communism site be reconsidered. The CSLA does not believe that the proposed location, adjacent to the Supreme Court of Canada, is appropriate for this monument, as it sits on the location of the building site of the proposed Federal Court identified in the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts .This building would complete the Judicial Triad made up of the Supreme Court of Canada to the North, designed by Ernest Cormier, and the Justice Building to the East, designed by Burritt and Horwood Architects. The monument appears to be designed as a permanent fixture, whereas in this location only a temporary monument should be considered. The LTVP not only shows a building but also indicates underground parking, material handling and a connecting concourse spine in that very location. Clearly, placing any monument at this location would impede the construction of any other future parliamentary or judicial building, and hamper all long-term plans for the area.

The CSLA's Statement on the National Memorial to Victims of Communism

Open Letter to Russell Mills, Chair of the NCC Board

Open Letter to the Board of the NCC

CSLA's Letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development

Central Experimental Farm Map.jpgCSLA Expressed Extreme Concern with Announcement that 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) Lands would be Developed to Support the Expansion of the Civic Hospital Parking

(December 12th, 2014)

The CSLA respectfully requested that landscape architects be involved in any proposed Ottawa Hospital development on the Central Experimental Farm lands.

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Canadensis Logo.jpgCSLA Supports Canadensis and the Establishment of a National Botanical Garden in Ottawa

(March 19th, 2014)

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