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Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

The 2016 Canadian Landscape Portfolio is made possible largely through the direct support of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects whose commitment to the principles of the Canadian Landscape Charter is the basis of this initiative. The CSLA provides administrative support and assists in coordinating work with the nine (9) component associations.
CSLA also provides financial support through the Radcliffe Trust Fund dedicated to communications.

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All representatives and participants from the nine (9) Component associations

Canadian Landscape Portfolio Team:
  • Jean Landry, AAPQ, FCSLA, MBA, Landscape Architect and photographer. Project coordinator.
  • Michelle Legault, CSLA Executive Director, responsible for the coordination between the CSLA and the component associations.
  • All component association representatives that are to participate in the promotion of the CLP and the selection of the images to be part of the respective Collections.

Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation

LACF (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CANADA FOUNDATION) provided seed-funding towards all 3 Canadian Landscape Portfolio editions through its annual Grant program. More information can be found in the LACF 2015 Portfolio.

LACF is a charitable organization that supports research, communication and scholarship that advances the ideals and values or the profession of Landscape Architecture.
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CSLA Component Associations

  • AALA - Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
  • AAPQ - Association des Architectes paysagistes du Québec
  • APALA - Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects
  • BCSLA - British Columbia Association of Landscape Architects
  • MALA - Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects
  • NUALA - Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects
  • NWTALA - Northwest Territory Association of Landscape Architects
  • OALA - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
  • SALA - Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architectects (CSLA) is:

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with over 1,980 landscape architects as members. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is an advocate for its members on issues such as urban design, urban renewal, sustainable development and cultural heritage.

The CSLA delivers programs and services for its members that:
  • increase public awareness and promote the profession - the CSLA communication tools include the website (, the membership directory, a monthly bulletin, social media sites and LANDSCAPES|PAYSAGES, the national magazine;
  • provide opportunities for professional development - the CSLA holds an Annual General Meeting and Congress, provides information year round to members about industry and professional learning opportunities and coordinates continuing education programs and opportunities nationally;
  • recognize members and celebrate member achievements within the profession through the CSLA Awards of Excellence, the Recognition Awards Programs, the College of Fellows and by administering the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture;
  • support education and research through the accreditation of undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs, recognition of student achievement and provision of scholarships.

For the CLP, landscape architecture is :

At the crossroads of development and design, landscape architecture specializes in the planning and development of new landscapes, and in the management, enhancement, protection and restoration of existing landscapes, ranging from the smallest local area to regional planning. Landscape architecture intervention’s scale and diversity drive the landscape architects toward the cultural, heritage, social, aesthetic, economic and environmental interconnecting perspectives. Depending on the context, these are realized with stakeholders’ involvement and/or multidisciplinary collaboration, and they could include all steps relating to the completion of a landscape project, from its planning to its execution and supervision, from its estimation to the invitation to bid, etc.

The Canadian Landscapes Portfolio Editions

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Dreamed Landscapes Portfolio

The Portfolio third edition, "Dreamed Landscapes" seeks to be a conclusion permitting all future participants to fix digitally any landsapce that would be perceived as EXCEPTIONAL - natural and untouched or artificial and the result of human intervention…


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