A donation of $6000 was recently received from the Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects. This significant gift was the result of the success of the CSLA Congress in Regina last July and continues a 25-year tradition of component association giving to LACF.
LACF recognizes that profits from the 2013 Congress were earned through the volunteer efforts of many SALA members. These funds come back to our profession through Foundation grants in support of research, communication and scholarship. As examples, LACF was able to extend funds to support Clive Justice’s forthcoming book documenting the development of landscape architecture in the Western provinces and Saskatchewan native, Jonathan Epp, received a grant to support his 2013 MLA thesis at Guelph. Our annual student scholarship, named in honour of CSLA president Andre Schwabenbauer, was recently awarded to a student at UBC and another will be awarded to a UofT student in January. Donations such as SALA’s play an essential role in enabling LACF to offer this kind of financial support.
Many thanks once again to the governing council and all members of SALA for their contribution to the mission of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation.
Cecelia Paine, FCSLA, OALA
President, Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation