Forestry for the Future: A Canadian Story

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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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What's This About

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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Key Facts

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An analysis of the investment in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program showed that for every dollar spent on de-risking commercialization, $2.60 is returned to the economy

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The forest sector helps to plant 1000 trees every minute (or more than 500 million trees per year) to create healthy sustainable habitat for all species, and to ensure we can enjoy our forests forever.

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12,500 Indigenous peoples across 400 communities work in the forest sector, which makes it one of the largest employer of Indigenous people in the country

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Most researchers agree that fire suppression is altering many ecosystems resulting in forests becoming older and more closed-in. The open habitats favoured by many species of wildlife are getting rarer

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Canada was the first industrialized nation to ratify the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

Learn More About Our Sector

Climate Change is a Call to Action for Canada’s Forestry Industry
October 5, 2019
To meet the high standards that come with operating on public lands, Canada’s forestry workers assume important environmental responsibilities to manage for biodiversity, wetlands preservation, watershed protection and other values.
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Forestry For The Future: Delivering on Canada's Bioeconomy Potential
October 7, 2019
Thanks to a combination of Canada’s rich forests, a drive to innovate and a commitment to creating a greener environment, our nation is uniquely positioned to lead the world in next-generation thinking around the bioeconomy.
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Council of BC Forest Industries (COFI) releases Smart Future: A Path Forward for BC’s Forest Products Industry
September 16, 2019
By working together and making smart choices now, we can help attract the investment required to secure a bright future for BC’s forest sector.
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Growing Opportunity In Canada’s Forests
September 22, 2019
Years of extensive collaboration with governments, Indigenous communities, and research partners has made Canada’s forest products sector a global leader in product and process innovation, environmental stewardship, and international trade.
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Standing Tall with Canada’s Forest Workers on International Day of Forests
March 21, 2019
International Day of Forests is a time for us to celebrate our forestry families, forestry communities, and our country’s world-leading approach to how we manage our forests – one of our country’s most important and renewable resources.
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Flushing Out The Truth About Our Canadian Forests
March 5, 2019
Canada’s registered professional foresters look after Canada’s forests. This includes planning and implementing reforesting activities, while promoting important forest values like wildlife, biodiversity, and water protection.
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Final Cut: Canada Leads In Forest Certification
August 23, 2019
Forestry has been foundational in the history, economy, and culture of Canada. Although not widely understood, Canada’s forest certification regime plays an important role in maintaining this global reputation for leadership and excellence.
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Become a Supporter Today!

If you support a forest products sector that creates family-supporting jobs, drives innovation, is committed to sustainable forest management and strong local forestry communities, send a letter to your local federal candidates today!

Become a Supporter Today!

If you support a forest products sector that creates family-supporting jobs, drives innovation, is committed to sustainable forest management and strong local forestry communities, send a letter to your local federal candidates today!