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Canada's forest products sector is committed to creating family-supporting jobs and driving innovation, as well as supporting biodiversity in our forests and our fight against climate change. Learn more about how we're honouring that commitment in the articles below.

Canada’s Forestry Sector Supports Federal Move Toward Net-Zero Emissions By 2050
Canada’s forest sector is positioned to be one of the leaders in our move to a low-carbon economy.
November 19, 2020
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Partnering for Success - The Annual Industrial Consumption and Energy (ICE) Survey
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.
November 4, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Key to Canada’s Economic Recovery
Sustainable forest management and the carbon benefits that it brings is at the core of Canadian forestry’s value proposition.
November 3, 2020
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Global Forest Sector and Workers: Providing Solutions for Pandemic Recovery
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.
October 8, 2020
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FPAC Announces Sponsorship of Epping-Weagle Mixed Doubles Curling Team
FPAC is proud to announce a new partnership that brings together two things that Canada is proudly known for around the globe – forestry and curling.
September 28, 2020
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Canada’s Foresters Recognized as Key Partners in the Fight Against Climate Change
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomed the federal government recognizing the role that Canadian forestry workers and forest products play in lowering carbon emissions.
September 23, 2020
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Forest Products Association of Canada | Awards of Excellence 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?
September 21, 2020
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Canada’s Forestry Sector Announces Awards Of Excellence Recipients, Celebrating Its Best And Brightest
As the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week is celebrated across the country, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is using the opportunity to announce the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence program.
September 21, 2020
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Deputy Grand Council Chief Ed Wawia Honoured by Canada’s Forest Products Sector
Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence which includes Deputy Grand Council Chief Edward Wawia as a 2020 Forest Community Champion.
September 21, 2020
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Pontiac MP William Amos Honoured as Community Champion by Canada’s Forest Products Sector
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence which includes William Amos, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
September 21, 2020
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Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb Honoured as Community Champion by Canada’s Forest Products Sector
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence which includes Williams Lake, BC Mayor Walt Cobb as a 2020 Forest Community Champion.
September 21, 2020
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Ducks Unlimited Canada and University of Alberta Honoured with FPAC Forest Partner Award
Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence which included Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta.
September 21, 2020
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Lisa Raitt Honoured as Community Champion by Canada’s Forest Products Sector
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence which include former MP and Federal Cabinet Minister Lisa Raitt as a 2020 Forest Community Champion.
September 21, 2020
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Canada’s Forestry Sector Honours Alain Paul and Granules LG Inc. of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec with Indigenous Business Leadership Award
Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), named Alain Paul as the recipient of the 2020 Indigenous Business Leadership Award.
September 21, 2020
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Indigenous Youth Honoured with National Forestry Skills Awards
Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), recognized three recipients of the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth.
September 21, 2020
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Forest Sector Welcomes Ministers’ Efforts to Promote Importance of Canadian Forestry
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.
September 17, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Applauds “Made in Canada” Biodegradable Face Mask Innovation
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds this important milestone which will allow us to create Canadian made Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and reduce waste in our environment.
September 16, 2020
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Mining and Forestry Groups Call on Government to Take Action to End Strike at Port of Montreal
Today, resource industry groups have united to demand the federal government intervene in the ongoing Port of Montreal strike.
August 14, 2020
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Forest Products Sector Poised to Help Canada Build Back Better and Spur Economic Recovery
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.
August 10, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Promotes International Award for Innovation
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) recently announced its biennial international Blue Sky Young Researchers Award contest to generate interest and raise awareness around innovations taking place in the world.
July 7, 2020
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Forestry Innovation Funding an Important First Step to Supporting Sector Recovery
We stand ready to use the power of wood to lower GHG emissions and green our communities as we build back better.
July 3, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Products Sector Announces 2020 Green Dream Bloggers
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Green Dream Bloggers - winners of its annual summer internships contest.
June 30, 2020
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U.S. Lobby Group’s Review of Canada’s Forests Misses the Mark
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.
June 24, 2020
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Canada’s Forestry Leaders Foster Recovery and Move Ahead
As Canada and the world gets moving again, Canada’s forest sector and its people are in a unique position to drive economic recovery.
June 19, 2020
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Forestry Steps Up to Help Neighbours in Need
Given the nature of our work, we are a sector that knows quite a bit about resilience in the face of disruption.
April 28, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Products Sector Embraces Essential Service Designation
Today, the federal government moved to recognize that Canada’s forest products sector and its workers provide essential products and services to Canadians.
April 2, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Calls $107 Billion Emergency Aid Package a Critical First Step
FPAC is calling for swift implementation of these emergency measures so we can help families and businesses now and protect the Canadian economy.
March 25, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Supports Efforts to Address National Truck Driver Shortage
Efficient and reliable trucking services are essential to our business so it’s important that challenges in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry are well understood and addressed.
March 11, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Pledges Support for the #CelebrateCitizenship Challenge
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have joined forces in support of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) #CelebrateCitizenship Challenge.
March 4, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Looks Forward to Globe 2020: Forest Products Will Help Drive the Circular Economy
Forest Products Association of Canada is in Vancouver this week to participate in Globe 2020 and an international discussion about the circular economy and the critical role that Canada’s forests and forestry workers are ready to play.
February 10, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Embraces Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change
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.
February 5, 2020
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Canada’s Forest Sector Supports Swift Passage of CUSMA
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the effort to provide clarity for Canadian businesses and exporters.
January 29, 2020
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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
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.
January 21, 2020
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Forestry For The Future: Delivering on Canada's Bioeconomy Potential
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.
October 7, 2019
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Climate Change is a Call to Action for Canada’s Forestry Industry
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.
October 5, 2019
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Growing Opportunity In Canada’s Forests
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.
September 22, 2019
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Council of BC Forest Industries (COFI) releases Smart Future: A Path Forward for BC’s Forest Products Industry
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.
September 16, 2019
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Final Cut: Canada Leads In Forest Certification
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.
August 23, 2019
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Canada’s Forest Products Industry Applauds “Toronto Tomorrow” And The Plan Build A Timber Neighbourhood
In Canada and around the world, wood is experiencing a resurgence as a building material of choice because it is environmentally friendly as well as beautiful, durable, and high performing.
June 25, 2019
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C.D. Howe Report Explores The Future Of Canada’s Forest Products Sector
The study explores current industry trends and advancements that Canada’s forest products sector has made in the face of growing business challenges.
May 15, 2019
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Standing Tall with Canada’s Forest Workers on International Day of Forests
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.
March 21, 2019
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Diversity: A Blueprint for our Future Forests
Diversity and gender equity, in all its forms, is an invaluable catalyst for sustainability – we can’t progress without it.
March 21, 2019
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Flushing Out The Truth About Our Canadian Forests
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.
March 5, 2019
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Workforce Diversity – Canada’s Forest Sector Branches Out
The transformation that is happening in Canada’s forest products sector is not limited to new technologies in our forests and mills, nor in the new global markets we are reaching. It is also reflected in the changing face of our workforce.
February 20, 2019
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