Forest Products Association of Canada

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR PROMOTES INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION

July 7, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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 of forestry. The ICFPA is an international group representing twenty-eight countries from around the world that liaises with the United Nations Food […]

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FORESTRY INNOVATION FUNDING AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP TO SUPPORTING SECTOR RECOVERY

July 3, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Yesterday, the federal government announced renewed funding for Investment in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) to accelerate innovation and Indigenous-led economic development in Canada’s forest sector. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes these programs, but cautions that if the federal government is serious about attracting more investment in […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR ANNOUNCES 2020 GREEN DREAM BLOGGERS

June 30, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Green Dream Bloggers – winners of its annual summer internships contest. The national Green Dream Bloggers program was launched in 2013 to provide students working in the forest products sector with an opportunity to promote their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills […]

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U.S. Lobby Group’s Review of Canada’s Forests Misses the Mark

June 26, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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.  Our industry is a vital part of supply chains that produce a range of in-demand goods like masks and gowns for the health care sector; […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR SEEKS SUPPORT TO WEATHER THE COVID-19 STORM: FPAC SHARES WITH MPS OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE DESPITE CURRENT CHALLENGES

April 17, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to share with MPs how Canada’s forest sector and workers are managing through the current COVID-19 crisis. He also presented to the Committee ideas on how the industry and government can work together to […]

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INDUSTRY GROUPS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT CANADA’S FOOD BANKS

April 9, 2020 Press Releases No comments

In an effort to bolster support for Canadian families in need, 18 national and regional industry associations and partners came together today to donate a total of $36,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, and to food banks across the country – and they have challenged other industry groups to do the same. […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR EMBRACES ESSENTIAL SERVICE DESIGNATION

April 2, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Today, the federal government moved to recognize that Canada’s forest products sector and its workers provide essential products and services to Canadians. Earlier this week, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor called on the federal government to bring clarity to this issue given the confusing patchwork of measures that are […]

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Declaring Forest Products Sector as ‘Essential and Critical Infrastructure’ During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 Press Releases No comments

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca March 20, 2020 RE: Declaring Forest Products Sector as ‘Essential and Critical Infrastructure’ During the COVID-19 Crisis Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Let me begin by commending you and your government for […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE

March 11, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Trucking HR Canada released a Labour Market Information (LMI) report entitled: The Road Ahead: Addressing Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortage. This is a vital step forward in addressing the ongoing truck driver shortage, as it provides a comprehensive look at the challenges facing the trucking and logistics workforce in Canada.   […]

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