In 2016, the CSLA Board of Directors created the Indigenous Issues Task Force. Led by Chris Grosset, the Task Force was mandated to create a discussion document and proposed actions to address Reconciliation within the profession. In 2018, the Board of Directors created the Reconciliation Advisory Committee and approved an action plan for Reconciliation.
CSLA Releases Statement on Reconciliation and the Profession
The statement is based on input gathered from an environmental scan of CSLA provincial, regional and territorial component associations, universities, related professional associations, Indigenous organizations and practitioners, and CSLA members.
Reconciliation Advisory Committee Action Plan
In November 2018, the CSLA Board of Directors approved the Reconciliation Action Plan.
CSLA Board Appoints Grant Fahlgren, BCSLA, CSLA, as Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee
Grant Fahlgren is a member of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, a project designer at PFS Studio and Chair of the CSLA Reconciliation Advisory Committee. In 2015, he was named the Graduate National Olmsted Scholar while obtaining his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia. His research on the potential of traditional ecological knowledge to inform adaptations to climate change has expanded into his professional practice through his work with First Nations communities.
At the June 23rd, 2020, CSLA Board Meeting, Grant Fahlgren was appointed Reconciliation Advisor to the CSLA Board of Directors.
Members of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee
Grant Fahlgren (Chair)