Call for Volunteers for New CSLA Committees/Task Forces

Are you interested in volunteering with the CSLA and joining colleagues for a national conversation about health, cultural and historic landscapes or equity and diversity? 

With the approval of its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan at the June 2020 Annual General Meeting, three new committees/task forces were established by the CSLA:

The CSLA is calling for:

  • volunteers to join these committees/task forces or
  • participants who would be willing to volunteer for specific initiatives proposed by the committees and task forces which will eventually be formed. 

If you are interested, please send your CV to Michelle Legault, CSLA Executive Director, and indicate which committee/task force you are interested in joining and how you would like to participate (committee/task force member or volunteer for specific initiatives). The CSLA Board will review the applicants and be in touch within 6-8 weeks. The deadline for indicating your interest is October 14th, 2020.

Further details about the committees/task forces can be found, below:

Committee on Human Health and Well-Being

Cultural and Historic Landscapes Committee

Task Force on Equity and Diversity in the Profession

Composition: one chair, 3-6 members of the committee and volunteers to undertake tasks as determined by the committee, plus the CSLA Executive Director

Composition: one chair, 3-6 members of the committee and volunteers to undertake tasks as determined by the committee, plus the CSLA Executive Director

Composition: one chair, up to 20 members of the task force, the CSLA Executive Director and one consultant to the task force

Duration of Mandate: 3 years

Duration of Mandate: 3 years

Duration of Initial Mandate: 6-9 months  

Meetings: Every 4-6 weeks by videoconference, or as required. In-person meetings or activities during the Congress, as determined by the Committee

Meetings: Every 4-6 weeks by videoconference, or as required. In-person meetings or activities during the Congress, as determined by the Committee

Meetings: Every 3 weeks by videoconference or as required.


 

 

Objectives

  • To explore and share the data supporting the relation between the profession and health
  • To advocate for the profession, take positions etc. with government
  • To monitor related issues

 

 

 

Objectives:

  • To be responsible for the defense and the promotion of cultural and historic landscapes
  • To action the values as expressed in the Canadian Landscape Charter
  • To bring forward projects for recognition under the Legacy Projects Award (for approval by the CSLA Board)

Objectives:

  • To create an action plan on diversity and equity in the profession for the approval of the CSLA Board. The action plan will aim to create initiatives with the goals of increasing engagement with members from underrepresented groups and looking at strategies to empower racial, gender, and social equality within the entire landscape architecture field.

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