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Looking for a “Green” Summer Job? Enter the Green Dream Internship Contest!

September 16, 2013 Press Releases No comments

Students will be able to compete on-line for 15 paid summer Green Dream Internships in a social media contest launched today through TheGreenestWorkforce.ca, a resource tool that provides information on the dynamic direction of the forest products industry and career opportunities on offer right across the country.

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) with support from the Government of Canada launched the online GreenestWorkforce campaign in February 2013 to encourage Canadians who care about their future, the environment and their quality of life, to consider the forest products industry for a rewarding career.

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LAUNCH OF ABORIGINAL BUSINESS AWARD FOR FOREST INDUSTRY

May 13, 2013 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for this year’s Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations 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 recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the Aboriginal community, particularly in supporting Aboriginal employment.

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FOREST INDUSTRY DEMONSTRATES ONGOING COMMITMENT TO BOREAL AGREEMENT

May 10, 2013 Press Releases No comments

Forest companies belonging to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today announced their ongoing commitment to the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) by agreeing to dedicate more than $4 million to implementation over the next two years.  Companies will also work with their environmental partners to raise additional resources to redouble efforts aimed at moving the historic accord forward.

The commitment comes as the CBFA is about to celebrate its third anniversary and work is accelerating right across the country on the twin pillars of  protecting the environment including threatened woodland caribou while ensuring a viable forest products industry.   The agreement first signed on May 18, 2010 by Canadian companies and conservation groups is the largest and most complex deal of its kind ever reached anywhere in the world.

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