About the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Our Mission
CNLA, with the Provincial Associations, will develop programs, undertake initiatives and form alliances in order to achieve sustainable prosperity for members and stakeholders.

Our Vision
A prosperous, professional and ethical industry that is recognized, valued and utilized by the public, as a result of the environmental, economic and life-style benefits provided by our members' products and services.

We represent:

Landscapers | Independent Garden Centres | Nursery Growers

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Our History

The Association dates back to 1922 with the formation of the Eastern Canada Nurserymen's Association, with members mainly from Quebec and Ontario. Gradual expansion of the nursery industry over the years resulted in the formation of seven regional associations by 1964.

Each regional association was represented on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Nursery Trades Association (CNTA). CNTA was registered in 1968.

In 1972, the CNTA office was established in Ottawa. In 1973, it adopted the name Landscape/Paysage Canada for its brevity and easy bilingual connotation and because it represented more adequately the scope of the industry. Then in 1978, CNTA was relocated to the Landscape Ontario office in Mississauga, Ontario.

In 1998, CNTA officially changed its name to the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), in order to accurately reflect the nature of its members. CNLA has an official constitution and is incorporated under the laws of The Canadian Corporations Act.

The purpose of CNLA is to foster relationships and alliances, provide member certification and help it's members function more effectively.

CNLA President's Award Recipients

The CNLA President’s Award is given to members or staff who, in the opinion of the current Executive Committee of the CNLA Board of Directors, has demonstrated beyond question, a sustained personal commitment that has contributed beneficially to the enhancement of the industry at a national or international level.

HENRY HEUVER, Foothills Landscaping Ltd., Calgary, AB
SANDY ROBERTON, Earth-Craft Landscape Ltd., Bedford, NS
KARL STENSSON, Sheridan Nurseries Ltd., Georgetown, ON
MARC THIEBAUD, OGS Landscape Group, Brooklin, ON
CASEY VAN MARIS, Parklane Nurseries, Gormely, ON
GLORIA BECK, Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre, Red Deer, AB
VIC KRAHN, Lakeshore Tree Farms, Saskatoon, SK
HAROLD DEENEN, Hank Deenen Landscaping, Toronto, ON
MICHAEL MURRAY, Murray’s Horticultural Services, Portugal Cove, NL