April 9, 2019
by Communications Team

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) selects Notarius to provide trusted digital signatures to its members

Notarius is very excited to announce that CertifiO, its trusted digital signature solution, has been chosen by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) to provide safe and secure options for digital seals, to reduce the risk of fraud and illegal practice.

“We are extremely happy to welcome the OALA as the newest association to select us in helping them make the move towards their digital transformation” says Claude Charpentier, CEO at Notarius.

“The OALA is a forward thinking association making a conscious effort to remain current with industry trends.”

“The digital seal offers the highest level of assurance available today. Instant benefits for the OALA membership include:

  1. Enhanced protection of the public and prevention of illegal practice
  2. Use of green technology
  3. Association and profession remain up to date with technology used by similar professions and clients
  4. Increased efficiency/long-term cost savings

OALA staff members have commented, “Based on research and input from our professional community, Notarius provided a reliable solution to the members’ need for a trustworthy digital seal. Notarius staff contacts were helpful throughout the process.

The Notarius contact for OALA provided knowledgeable insight about this new technology. More importantly, Notarius was able to clearly explain the process and value of this tool to our leadership and members. “

About Notarius

A leading expert in electronic signatures, digital signatures, and long-term document reliability since 1998, Notarius is the only Canadian firm that issues trusted signatures recognized by Adobe (Adobe Approved Trust List – AATL) and eIDAS (electronic IDentification Authentication and trust Services). Notarius’ digital signature solutions are currently recognized and used by more than 36 professional associations across Canada, allowing thousands of professionals to sign and authenticate electronic documents with the same legal value as hand-signed paper documents.

About the OALA

The OALA is a self-regulating professional organization representing landscape architects in Ontario. OALA’s members are engaged in both public and private practice, applying artistic and scientific principles to research, planning, design and management of both natural and built environments. Our members promote sustainable environments through land stewardship.

The OALA’s mission is to promote, improve and advance the profession of landscape architecture and maintain standards of professional practice and conduct, consistent with the need to serve and to protect the public interest.


John K. Stephenson, OAA, MAA, FRAIC (OAA President, 2017-2018)

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