Profession

7.

  1. The Council may pass by-laws regarding such matters as are necessary to conduct the business and carry out the objects of the Association and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, in addition to the matters specifically provided elsewhere in this Act, the Council may pass by-laws
    1. prescribing the qualifications for and conditions of registration for students;
    2. prescribing a curriculum and courses of study to be pursued by students and the subjects upon which the students and candidates for admission as members of the Association shall be examined and for granting certificates to students and candidates who have successfully passed the examinations;
    3. regulating and governing the conduct of members of the Association in the practice of their business or profession, by prescribing a code of ethics, rules of professional conduct and standards of practice, and by providing for the suspension, expulsion or other penalty for professional misconduct, incapacity or incompetence;
    4. prescribing fees payable to the Association;
    5. governing the calling, holding and conducting of meetings of the Council and of the members of the Association;
    6. establishing and providing for the administration of a benevolent fund for the benefit of any member of the Association or the families of deceased members of the Association who may require financial assistance and, for that purpose, providing for the receipt of contributions or donations and for contributions from the funds of the Association;
    7. authorizing the making of grants for any purpose that may tend to advance landscape architecture knowledge and education, or improve standards of practice in landscape architecture, or support and encourage public information and interest in the past and present role of landscape architecture in society;
    8. prescribing the categories of membership in the Association of which one category shall be full membership and such other categories of membership as the Council considers appropriate and prescribing the qualifications for membership in the various categories of membership;
    9. prescribing the custody and use of the Association seal;
    10. prescribing the manner in which records and the making of reports are maintained and kept for and by the Association; and
    11. generally conducting the affairs of the Association.
  2. Every new by-law or change to an existing by-law is effective when it is passed by the Council but expires with the close of the next annual meeting of the members of the Association held after its passing, unless it is confirmed by the meeting.
  3. The by-laws of the Association shall be open to examination by the public at the head office of the Association during normal office hours.