#ForestryForTheFuture

The Canadian forest products sector plays a leading role in the fight against climate change, is innovating and producing environmentally-friendly products, and provides family-supporting jobs that are critical to hundreds of communities across the country.

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About Our #ForestryForTheFuture Campaign

We employ over 230,000 Canadians in more than 600 towns and cities, from coast to coast.

Green and Renewable

Governments, scientists, Indigenous peoples, environmentalists and industry all have roles to play in finding balanced solutions that work for the environment, communities and workers.

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Partnership for Success: Innovative and Sustainable Growth in Canada’s Forest Products Sector

We are counting on governments, and all rights holders and stakeholders, to recognize the needs and potential of a public-private partnership to achieve our goals— for the good of the environment, the economy, and all Canadians.

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Forestry for the Future: A Canadian Story

The Canadian forest products sector plays a leading role in the fight against climate change, is innovating and producing environmentally-friendly products, and provides family-supporting jobs that are critical to hundreds of communities across the country.

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Cooperative Blueprint: Innovative, Sustainable Growth in Canada’s Forestry Sector

The time is now to think about what we should do together in Canada’s forests to maximize the environmental, economic, and social benefits for generations to come.

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About Our #ForestryForTheFuture Campaign

Branching Out: How Canada’s Forestry Products Sector is Reshaping its Future

Did you know?

- Advances in material science supported by federal and provincial governments as well as the industry, the universe of wood and wood-containing products has exploded. By breaking wood down into its central components – cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin – and applying advanced nanotechnology it is possible to shape materials that can be used to manufacture an almost infinite number of products. Some examples of contemporary household products with wood components include: bath towels, toothpaste, nail polish, makeup, disinfecting wipes, and paints.

- Forestry is the economic life-blood of over 600 communities across the country, many of them small towns and villages. Half of those communities depend on forestry for at least 50% of their household income and 160 communities rely solely on forestry for their economic survival.

- Viewing the forest sector as part of the “old economy” could result in poorly informed policy options – the sector is foundational to Canada’s economic future.

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Growing Opportunity In Canada’s Forests
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