Forest Products Association of Canada

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LIVING THE GREEN DREAM: EIGHTEEN STUDENTS WIN JOBS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

December 3, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that 18 students from across the country have won a Green Dream Internship summer job after participating in a social media contest.  The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that 18 students from across the country have won a Green Dream Internship summer job after participating in a social media contest. 

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FOREST INDUSTRY WELCOMES TRADE DEAL WITH EUROPE

October 18, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today expressed its support for the agreement in principle for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.  One of its measures will result in the elimination of quotas and tariffs of up to 10% on imports of wood based panels.

“We welcome this trade deal and appreciate the government’s strong push in the area of freer trade,” said the President and CEO of FPAC, David Lindsay. “The prosperity of the forest products industry relies on strong exports.”

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RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS NOMINATES WINNING QUEBEC FOREST COMPANY FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

September 23, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) are pleased to announce that the Opitciwan Sawmill in Quebec  has won the FPAC/CCAB  Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award.  The company, represented by Stéphane Savard, was honoured today at the CCAB Annual Vancouver Gala.

The award celebrates Aboriginal entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services. The award recipient must also demonstrate a strong long-term commitment to the Aboriginal community especially Aboriginal employment.

The Opitciwan Sawmill is a joint venture between the Atikamekw Council of Obedjiwan Quebec and Resolute Forest Products. The Council has a controlling partnership with 55% ownership and is the first Aboriginal Society in eastern Canada to receive Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.  The sawmill located on reserve land has been the heart of the community for fourteen years employing 125 people or 60% of community residents.

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NATIONAL FOREST WEEK TO HIGHLIGHT “THE GREENEST WORKFORCE” BRAND

September 23, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Canadian Forestry Association (CFA), TreeCanada and TDBank who are joining forces to celebrate National Forest Week 2013 under the theme, the GreenestWorkforce.

The GreenestWorkforce helps promote the new and exciting direction of Canada’s forest products industry, while recognizing the “green” credentials of those who work in the sector.  It is also an on-line tool that highlights the work-life balance on offer to the next generation of employees and outlines a broad variety of solid careers now available in the industry.

“National Forest Week recognizes the importance of the forests in Canada. This year we are thrilled to see an inclusive partnership among some of the largest national organizations representing the forest sector united under a single banner: The GreenestWorkforce,” says Dr. Tat Smith, President of CIF. “TheGreenestWorkforce recognizes the stewardship and responsibility that our workforce embraces, and highlights the amazing opportunities available in the sector while promoting the work-life balance that the industry’s workforce has come to enjoy. There really is something for everyone.”

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FOREST INDUSTRY OFFERS SKILLS AWARD FOR ABORIGINAL YOUTH

September 17, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its effort to attract more Aboriginal workers to the forest sector.

The award will honour a First Nations, Metis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing who is committed to their field of study and to a career in the dynamic forest sector. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 25 who are now enrolled in an apprenticeship program, in college or in university.

“We recognize the special historic bond between Aboriginal communities and the forest products industry,” says David Lindsay, President and CEO of FPAC. “It is vitally important for the forest sector to reach out to our neighbours and long-time partners in rural forest communities, and that includes Aboriginal youth.”

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