News & Events

Latest News

CSLA-OALA Congress 2021 to be held Virtually

Meet your Colleagues, Celebrate Your Profession and Get Informed from the Comfort of Your Chair!

The CSLA-OALA Congress Planning Committee will be offering the 2021 Congress via an online platform for the first time in the history of the Congress.

The Committee reviewed a number of factors and decided that due to the current global climate and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the CSLA-OALA 2021 Congress will be held completely virtual in May 2021.

We are excited to plan an accessible online program that will offer education, engagement and networking to landscape architects all across the country! Save the travel time and accommodation costs, and still gain all the benefits of this exciting annual event.

We are currently negotiating with service providers and the volunteers to ensure we offer the highest quality virtual experience to our members.

Please continue to visit the Congress website as we will post an updated program in the coming weeks!

L/P Fall 2020 Issue

Given today’s global challenges, collaborative effort is a necessary response, more effective than working in isolation or competition. Interestingly, woman practitioners feature prominently in all of these stories of collaborations.

Discover how collaboration not only makes for great projects, but has become even more important in our Covid-world – all in the Fall 2020 issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES.

Learn more

News from the LACF

In this month’s bulletin:
Presentation of 2019 SALA/LACF Scholarship 
LACF Indigenous Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
REMINDER: Annual Grants Program Deadline Approaching
Read more

CSLA Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Shares a Common Theme with the Speech from the Throne

In August of 2020, for the fourth year in a row, the CSLA submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The CSLA’s recommendations recognize the emergencies we currently face and support both the economic recovery from COVID-19, as well as climate change adaptation and net-zero targets. These crucial actions will go a long way to ensuring that Canada maximizes its resources in these challenging times. 
Read the brief by clicking the link: Learn more  

Frederick Gage Todd Designated as a Person of National Historic Significance by the Government of Canada

Frederick Gage Todd Designated as a Person of National Historic Significance by the Government of Canada  

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today recognized Frederick Gage Todd as a person of national historic significance.   Click the link below to read more about the decision.

Learn more

News from the CSLA

CSLA Bulletin  
This Month’s Headlines:

National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey 

Join the Task Force on Equity and Diversity in the Profession 

Professor Peter Jacobs Honoured with the 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture 

Main Street Design Challenge Releases Online Playbook

LACF News – October 2020

In this month’s bulletin:

Summary of decisions from the September 2020 LACF Board Meeting  

Call for Submissions: LACF 2021 Annual Grants  

Read more

CSLA Bulletin

CSLA Bulletin  

This Month’s Headlines:
CSLA Releases Statement on Equity and Diversity in the Profession  

CSLA Releases Statement on Reconciliation and the Profession  

CSLA Board Meeting Updates – September 10, 2020  

Order of Precedence for Title Designations 

CSLA-OALA 2021 Congress Call for Abstracts


Design, Speculate, Postulate, Question, Research, Theorize, Explore
This year, the Annual Grants Jury is calling for projects that push beyond the boundaries of everyday practice.
They are open to submissions exploring new design theories, speculations about new landscape interventions, questioning the current norms of practice, and arguing for new areas of research and professional development, as well as submissions seeking to expand the traditional areas of landscape research.
Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020
Learn more about eligibility, submission guidelines, and evaluation criteria here:
Read more

Call for Content – Atlantic Canada Projects

APALA is always looking for photos and stories of Atlantic Canada landscape architect projects.

We are asking for submissions of images of landscape architecture projects from our APALA members.  Please e-mail images to with locations and credit to the photographer.  These images will be posted to APALA social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) over time to highlight the contributions that our landscape architects have made through creation of vibrant communities, protecting natural environments, and the promotion of green infrastructure.

© 2021 APALA. All Rights Reserved. | Design:

A component organization of

CSLA: Canadian Society of Lnadscape Architects AAPC: L'Association des architects paysagistes du Canada

Work with a
Landscape Architect

Become a
Landscape Architect

Member Directory