The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape horticulture associations representing over 3,600 members in the landscape, retail garden centre, and nursery sectors. Membership in the association is voluntary and obtained automatically when joining the partner provincial association, including; British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA), Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association (LANTA), Saskatchewan Nursery Landscape Association (SNLA), Landscape Manitoba (LMB), Landscape Ontario (LO), Association Québecoise des Producteurs en Pépinière (AQPP), Landscape New Brunswick (LNB), Landscape Nova Scotia (LNS), and Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador (LNL).
Although the CNLA’s purpose is to foster relationships and alliances with internal and external partners, the Association provides national certification and strives to help its members function more efficiently and effectively. The CNLA provides training and qualifications to industry members including Certified Horticultural Technician (CHT), Certified Landscape Designer (CLD), and Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) – certifications that are highly regarded throughout the industry. These certifications mean that individuals have met a minimum standard for competency and professionalism in a specific discipline and are a great way for consumers to differentiate levels of quality.
The CNLA advocates on behalf of the landscape horticulture industry maintaining a presence in Ottawa on federal issues that affect the green industry – factors that help to improve regulations and standards for the benefit of the consumer and the industry as a whole.
This article was provided by Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. For more information please go to www.canadanursery.com.