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Industry Associations

Directory of Forest Industry Associations in Canada

Alberta Forest Products Association - Established in 1942, the Alberta Forest Products Association represents 63 lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper and secondary manufacturing companies in the province with annual sales approaching $4.0 billion. The AFPA provides lumber grading services, coordination of industry health and safety activities, issues management, public and government relations, industry promotion, public education and liaison with other associations. Through our ForestCare program, our member companies demonstrate their commitment to stewardship and sustainable development of the forest resource for the benefit of all Albertans. The forest products industry is Alberta's third largest primary economic sector, providing 54,000 jobs in the province. Alberta's forests are a natural, sustainable and renewable resource.

British Columbia Forest Safety Council was created in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety in the sector. It includes all of the major forestry organizations and is fully supported by WorkSafeBC and the government of

BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association (LTBI). - This is the official website of the BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association, containing photo galleries of our member companies, links to their sites, as well as industry-specific info on Occupational Health and Safety.

BC Wood is a not-for-profit association dedicated to growing British Columbia's value-added wood-products industry. At BC Wood our mandate is to help grow BC's value-added wood products manufacturing industry. Established in 1989 as a partnership between industry and government, and recently sponsored by Forest Renewal BC, BC Wood provides member companies with programs and services to develop and expand their markets and increase productivity and sales.

Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA) has as its purpose to protect the interests and conserve the rights of those involved in the manufacture and distribution of hardwood veneer and plywood in Canada and their suppliers.

Canadian Wood Council is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. We enable the selling of Canadian wood products through programs and services focused on creating market access and demand.

Canadian Wood Truss Association - The Canadian Wood Truss Association (CWTA) is a national body representing metal plate connected wood truss and structural wood component manufacturers. It is the voice of the industry on all issues that link the truss manufacturers, Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), industry suppliers and related organizations.

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The Composite Panel Association represents North American producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and other compatible products.

Le Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec (CIFQ) résulte du regroupement des activités detrois associations : l’Association des industries forestières du Québec (AIFQ), l’Association des manufacturiers de bois de sciage du Québec (AMBSQ) et l'Association de déroulage et sciage de feuillus du Québec (ADSFQ). Le CIFQ devient ainsi le porte-parole principal de l’industrie forestière du Québec. Il est appelé à représenter la très grande majorité des entreprises de sciage résineux et feuillus, de déroulage, de pâtes et papiers et de panneaux.

Council of Forest Industries The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is a British Columbia based forest industry trade association representing approximately 130 forest companies and several forest industry trade associations. COFI's mandate on behalf of its members is to create a climate for consistent, healthy, economic performance of the forest industry. COFI focuses on seven major areas - aboriginal affairs; environment and energy; forestry; markets trade; occupational health and safety; taxation and transportation.

Forest NB is the voice of New Brunswick's forest and forest industry. We represent core contributors to the forestry sector by serving as a common voice in relations with government and the public. One of our main duties is to raise public awareness of sustainable forest management practices and provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and issues facing the sector and local communities.

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. FPAC represents 30 of the country’s largest producers of pulp, paper and wood products, and its members have responsibility for over 75% of the working forests in Canada. We provide an active forum for advancing ideas and issues of importance to the Canadian forest products industry and the 1,200 communities it sustains across the country. With the help of member companies, FPAC develops programs to promote Canada’s leadership in sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship. FPAC builds on almost 100 years of experience.

Forest Stewardship Council - Canada is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC certification is internationally recognized.

Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association - An association representing the interests of forest companies operating in the southern interior of British Columbia, in the areas of quality control, forest policy, communication and education.

International Log Builders' Association is a worldwide organization dedicated to furthering the craft of handcrafted log building, to the advancement of log builders, and to the promotion of the highest standards of their trade. The association writes and distributes educational materials on log construction to individuals, institutions, and industry. In addition, the association provides educational services related to the craft of log building, develop and disseminate educational material and programs related to the craft, establish operating trust funds for scholarships and educational purposes.

Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) is a provincial trade association representing companies engaged in forest management in Ontario, as well as those that manufacture pulp, paper, paperboard, lumber, panelboard, plywood and veneer. Our members include most primary manufactures in the province, and account for about 70 percent of the annual harvest.

Ontario Wood Products Export Association (OWPEA) is non-profit, industry member-driven association that works to identify and develop demand for Ontario wood products. We are a unified voice looking to propel Ontario's wood products offering to the world stage.

Ontario Woodlot Association, is a non-profit, volunteer organization which promotes the wise and profitable use of Ontario's private land forest resources. We used to be called the Ontario Woodlot and Sawmill Operator's Association. Currently we have 800 members.dedicated to the wise and profitable use of Ontario's private land forest resource.

Ontario Wood Truss Fabricators Association - The O.W.T.F.A. was formed in 1982 to represent the common interests of its members and to promote the use of wood trusses in residential, commercial and agricultural structures.

Private Forest Landowners Association - The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) represents owners of over 90 per cent of the private Managed Forests in British Columbia. PFLA members include individuals, companies and families. Over 60 per cent of the PFLA's membership is comprised of owners with land under 250 hectares.

Quebec Maple Syrup Producers' Federation - As a collective unit of more than 11 000 independent producers, Quebec Maple Syrup Producers' Federation was set up to create a common bank of resources and to establish effective methods for quality control and conservation.

Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc. - In October of 1994, members of Timiskaming's forest industry broke tradition when they put aside their competing interests on the land base and united to negotiate a New Business Relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR). This new arrangement would see the development of a private forest management company that, on behalf of its members (the Shareholders), would assume forest management responsibilities for the former Crown managed forests within the Kirkland Lake Administrative District.

Western Fallers Association is the official voice of the Independent/ Contract Faller in the province of British Columbia. The WFA is giving its members strong representation with the Workers Compensation Board, the Licensees, Truck Loggers Association, Interior Loggers Association, Central Interior Loggers Association, Northwest Loggers Association, Steelworkers Union and Provincial Government with many areas of concern we have as owner/operator fallers.

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is a non-profit trade association representing quality producers of western red cedar. Participating Members have access to a powerful marketing, promotional and educational program, exclusive product standards and marketing trademarks. With the support of field representatives who provide training and extend an awareness of cedar, Members' products exhibit a high profile in the

Western Wood Truss Association of British Columbia - Organized in 1973, the Western Wood Truss Association of British Columbia (WWTABC) is an association of manufacturers actively engaged in the production of metal gusset plated wood trusses and individuals or firms engaged in related activities.

Western Wood Truss Fabricators Association (Sask. Man. NW Ont) - The Western Wood Truss Fabricators Association serves the needs of manufacturers of prefabricated wood trusses by representation on various committees of recognized organizations dealing with building codes and standards.represents the common interests of its' members and promotes the use of wood trusses in residential, commercial and agricultural structures.

Woodlot Association of Alberta (WAA) is a non-profit organization lead by a volunteer board of directors. The goal of our organization is to promote leadership in sustainable forest management by increasing awareness of the forest's inherent social, economic and environmental values through education and advocacy groups. The WAA issues a quarterly newsletter to its membership, and monthly newsletter supplements. Educational programs are organized and offered by the WAA, independently, or in conjunction with other educational institutes. Programs are directed toward providing members with the skills they need to manage their woodlots in the manner appropriate to their lifestyles.

Wood WORKS! - A program of the Canadian Wood Council, our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders.

Workplace Safety North is an independent not-for-profit health and safety organization, funded by a portion of the premiums our member workplaces pay to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Our members are companies in Ontario's mining, forestry, paper, printing and converting sectors.