Canada’s Forestry Communities Are Leading The Way In The Fight Against Climate Change.
Forestry not only brings family-supporting jobs to the towns that need them, but through their world-leading sustainable practices and the innovative products they produce, forestry communities are on the front line and leading the way in our fight against climate change.Learn More
Indigenous Communities & Partnerships
FPAC and it’s members recognize that Canada’s forests are uniquely important to Indigenous communities, and that they are a vital component of the cultural, spiritual, economic, and social relationships that Indigenous peoples have with the land. 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.
Growing a green economy while ensuring an inclusive economy
Canada’s forest products sector is one that values sustainability, diversity and opportunity. Through programs like #TakeYourPlace, Women in Wood, the Greenest Workforce, and Free To Grow in Forestry, we’re not only committed to green recovery but an inclusive one at a time when young people, women, new Canadians, and lower-income workers have been hit particularly hard by job losses and business closures as a result of the pandemic.
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.
Resources for Forestry Communities
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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!