Canada’s forest products industry is the lifeblood of over 600 communities.
To continue Canada’s generational fight against climate change, forestry communities across the country will be relied on for their innovative practices and their contributions to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.Learn More
We’re fostering sustainable, more resilient communities through the circular economy.
Wood chips, sawdust, and bark — materials that might otherwise be considered “wood waste” — being used by the mills that create them as a low-carbon energy source are helping to reduce dependance on fossil fuels in Canada’s remote, northern and Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Opportunities & Partnerships
Canada’s forest sector employs approximately 11,600 Indigenous workers, which makes it one of the largest Indigenous employers in the country. There are also 1,400 Indigenous-owned businesses in the forest sector including sawmills, silviculture businesses, and biomass energy facilities. FPAC and its members are committed to facilitating greater Indigenous participation in a thriving Canadian forest sector as it brings significant opportunities to existing and emerging Indigenous-owned businesses and initiatives.
Foresters are our first line of defense in the fight against climate change.
Canada’s Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) play a critical ‘boots on the ground’ role in monitoring and managing our forests. With worsening wildfire and forest pest outbreaks, forest management is the best tool we have to adapt forests and build resiliency, while supporting the green, well-paying jobs that support families, sustain communities, and accelerate Canada’s move towards a growing, green economy.
Communities & Indigenous Partnerships Resources
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Forests are complex ecosystems and they need to be monitored and taken care of – even more so when we consider their carbon-capture potential and the critical role they will play in defining our greener future. Our sector is ready to rise to that challenge. Join our community today to get updates on what you can do to support a growing, green economy, and a more inclusive, sustainable future for Canada.Join Now!