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

Partnering for Success - The Annual Industrial Consumption and Energy (ICE) Survey
November 4, 2020
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Statistics Canada are celebrating five years of successful partnership for the collection of data for tracking energy efficiencies in forest sector mill operations.
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Global Forest Sector and Workers: Providing Solutions for Pandemic Recovery
October 8, 2020
ICFPA welcomes today’s statement by ACSFI to align with United Nations ambitions to build a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable future that involves beating the virus, addressing climate change, and creating economic opportunities.
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Forest Sector Welcomes Ministers’ Efforts to Promote Importance of Canadian Forestry
September 17, 2020
Today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomed the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM)’s public commitment to raising awareness about Canada’s world-leading approach to sustainable forest management.
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Forest Products Association of Canada | Awards of Excellence 2020
September 21, 2020
Today marks the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week in Canada. What better time for Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to announce the winners of our annual Awards of Excellence program?
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Forest Products Sector Poised to Help Canada Build Back Better and Spur Economic Recovery
August 10, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working closely with the federal government to help shape policies and programs to keep our businesses operating, our workers working safely, and our essential supply chain moving.
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U.S. Lobby Group’s Review of Canada’s Forests Misses the Mark
June 24, 2020
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, Canada’s forest products industry has been hard at work delivering urgently needed, critical products that are helping Canadians and Americans weather this unprecedented crisis.
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Canada’s Forest Sector Embraces Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change
February 5, 2020
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Forests Ontario issued a joint statement signalling the support of Canada’s renewable forest sector to advance nature-based solutions to help fight climate change.
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Leaning in by leading the way: Canada’s forest Sector embraces UN Sustainable Development Goals and WEF’s 2020 core focus on fighting climate change
January 21, 2020
The time is now for Canada to play a leading role in helping to address climate change by using our forests for solutions to the most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges in history.
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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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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!