OALA ask for Practice Act
As OALA state on their website: "Having a Practice Act is one of OALA’s primary goals in advancing landscape architects as recognized professionals and respected leaders in their industry. Once in place, it will play an essential role in linking the public interest to the regulated practice and accredited practitioners of landscape architecture in the province. It will also prohibit unqualified individuals from working as landscape architects in Ontario, avoiding the costly, time‐consuming and slow-moving public court system when disciplining misconduct or negligence among OALA’s members."
Judith attended a recent training session - one of five held across Ontario - which aimed to inform landscape architects about building government relations and OALA’s own lobbying efforts to achieve a Practice Act. Through role playing sessions, Judith and her fellow attendees learned about how best to accurately articulate the key messages about the Practice Act when they meet MPPs and other interested parties at forthcoming events.