Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2019

FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR RELEASES GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT

May 17, 2019 Press Releases No comments

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) launched its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report and issued its Global CEO Leadership Statement 2.0, which includes seven key areas that the forestry and forest products sector will collectively tackle for a more sustainable world.   The sector will continue to deliver progress across its represented regions […]

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CD HOWE REPORT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR

May 15, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Vancouver, BC – Earlier today, the C.D. Howe Institute released a new report entitled: “Branching out: How Canada’s Forest Products Sector is Reshaping its Future”.  The study explores current industry trends and advancements that Canada’s forest products sector has made in the face of growing business challenges.  It also provides a number of recommendations, which […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR CELEBRATES ITS BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN VANCOUVER

May 9, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) hosted its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon in Vancouver where it recognized individual and group contributions that are making a difference and taking the industry into the future. FPAC hosts this annual event to recognize excellence in the sector and to honour the achievements of our workers […]

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FPAC Welcomes Agency Decision on Supply Chain Congestion Issues

April 16, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the Canadian Transportation Agency’s recent findings around rail service delivery in the Vancouver corridor. Canada’s forest products sector relies on an efficient and reliable transportation system to move its products throughout Canada and to global markets. Over the past two years, system congestion through the Lower Mainland of […]

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Canada’s Forest Sector Applauds Investments in Skills and Innovation

March 19, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government’s commitment to skills development and innovation in Canada’s forest products sector. Today’s budget commits more than $250M in funding to bolster Canada’s forest products industry, which employs more than 230,000 Canadians. “Today the government signaled that it recognizes and supports the transformation taking place in […]

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Forest Sector Pays Tribute to Victim of Ethiopian Plane Crash

March 11, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today upon learning that Peter deMarsh, a life-long advocate of the Canadian forest sector and woodlot owners, was among those who perished in Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane: “The forestry community lost an incredible man this weekend.  Peter dedicated […]

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FPAC Announces Second Annual Awards Of Excellence Program

February 21, 2019 Press Releases No comments

February 20, 2019 – Ottawa: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that its Awards of Excellence luncheon will take place this year in Vancouver on May 9th. The second annual event recognizes and celebrates the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.   […]

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Forest Products Association of Canada Launches #TakeYourPlace Campaign

February 11, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Celebrating Achievements and Promoting Opportunities for Women in Canada’s Forest Sector   Monday, 11 February 2019 – Ottawa: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is proud to be participating in the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Established in 2015, this global initiative promotes equal access to science education, training, and […]

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LAUNCH OF INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD

January 31, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, environmental and safety performance, and product quality. The […]

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