As an $80 billion annual industry and one of Canada’s largest employers, we have a responsibility not only to the 600 communities we operate in and the 230,000 Canadians we directly employ, but to future generations.
With nearly one third of the forest sector’s workforce retiring within 10 years, our industry is investing in the next generation of Canadians who will help shape a greener future. Through programs like #TakeYourPlace, Women in Wood, the Greenest Workforce, and Free To Grow in Forestry, we are committed to building an inclusive sector, one that supports the growth of women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians, and youth as innovators in a sector that contributes to all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — including providing clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.
We’re growing our green economy, creating the family-supporting jobs of the future and ensuring all Canadians are able to grow in forestry.
Whether it’s reducing our sector’s emissions, ensuring our forests retain their carbon capture potential, growing our green economy, or providing environmentally-friendly alternatives to the products Canadians use every day, we’re doing our part to support a net-zero carbon future. Help spread the word by sharing #ForestryFacts today.