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Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2020

WILLIAMS LAKE MAYOR WALT COBB HONOURED AS COMMUNITY CHAMPION BY CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR

September 21, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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. FPAC presents its Awards of Excellence to recognize leadership in the sector and to honour the achievements of our workers and community partners.  The Forest […]

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INDIGENOUS YOUTH HONOURED WITH NATIONAL FORESTRY SKILLS AWARDS

September 21, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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. Honourees include Autumn Quenville of the Whitesand First Nation from Northern Ontario, Raven Cardinal of the Bigstone Cree Nation from Northern Alberta, and Hunter Corbiere of the […]

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CANADA’S FORESTRY SECTOR ANNOUNCES AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS, CELEBRATING ITS BEST AND BRIGHTEST

September 21, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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 to recognize the women and men across the country who make special contributions to the sector and Canada’s forestry communities. Winners […]

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FOREST SECTOR WELCOMES MINISTERS’ EFFORTS TO PROMOTE IMPORTANCE OF CANADIAN FORESTRY

September 17, 2020 Press Releases No comments

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, and how it helps fight climate change while supporting our move to a lower-carbon economy. “Canada is a global leader in how we sustainably manage our working […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR APPLAUDS “MADE IN CANADA” BIODEGRADABLE FACE MASK INNOVATION

September 16, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today in Montreal, FPInnovations announced the successful completion of Phase 1 in the development of a safe, locally produced, single-use face mask that is 100% biodegradable. 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. […]

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Mining and Forestry Groups Call on Government to Take Action to End Strike at Port of Montreal

August 14, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Today, resource industry groups have united to demand the federal government intervene in the ongoing Port of Montreal strike. After a protracted rail strike in November, rail blockades in February, and the ongoing and significant supply chain disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Montreal strike is exacerbating an already stressful situation by […]

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FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR POISED TO HELP CANADA BUILD BACK BETTER AND SPUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY

August 10, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has 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. On Friday, FPAC submitted some perspectives and recommendations to the federal government’s 2021 […]

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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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