Founded in 1900, the CFA is Canada’s oldest conservation organization. In its second century it continues to advocate the protection and wise use of Canada’s forest, water and wildlife resources through public awareness and education programs. By promoting sustainable forest development, management and conservation, the CFA helps shape the future of Canada’s forest and nurtures our economic and environmental health. Joining hands with the CIF/IFC...Read More
Envirothon participant hard at work at a blight resistance elm tree nursery site at the Onondaga Farm in St. George, ON, 2012. The CFA is the national agency for Envirothon Canada which works in partnership with conservation groups, forestry associations, educators and cooperating natural resource agencies to organize and conduct competitions at the local, regional and provincial levels. Winning teams at the provincial levels compete at the North American Envirothon. The North American Envirothon is the continent’s largest high school environmental education competition. Reaching more than 500 000 students across North America annually, Envirothon succeeds in its mission to develop knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards achieving a balance between quality of life and quality of the environment. Program Overview – promotes environmental education based on teamwork, collaboration, and competition – school-based learning guided by a set of expectations and key references – combines in-class curriculum and hands-on field experiences – supplements environmental education inside and outside the traditional classroom Components – students ranging from grades 9 to 12 work in teams of five to prepare group oral presentations for competition – teams explore four environmental themes: aquatic ecology, forests, soils and wildlife, plus a fifth topic which changes annually – workshops and field trips are led by local educators and professionals – all teams compete regionally – winning teams proceed to the provincial and international team competitions Benefits – secondary students explore environmental issues with peers, natural resource professionals and community leaders – students gain valuable knowledge and training in ecology and natural resource management principles and practices – students get excited about pursuing careers in...Read More
Welcome to the Canadian Forestry Association’s new website launched in February 2013!
We are pleased to provide up to date information about our programs and continued access to our educational resources.
Enjoy your tour through the site.
– the CFA team at the Canadian Institute of Forestry
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Bienvenue sur le nouveau site Web que l’Association forestière canadienne vient de lancer en février 2013!
Vous y trouverez des renseignements à jour sur nos programmes et un accès continu à notre matériel didactique.
Bonne visite sur ce site.
– l’équipe de l’AFC à l’Institut forestier du Canada
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You are invited to attend the Forest Capital of Canada 2015-2017 Award Presentation Ceremony!
Constance Lake First Nation, the Town of Hearst, and the Municipality of Mattice-Val Côté were announced the Forest Capital of Canada 2015-2017. These communities recognize the continued support and cooperation received from its regional Business Sector, Forestry Agencies and Forest Industry Partners in helping them receive this designation. The ceremony will be held on the opening night of the Hearst Legion Springfest – Thursday, May 7th, 2015 – in the west side viewing lounge (La Limite) of the Claude Larose Recreation Centre.
Click here to view the poster!
The Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre (Ottawa Valley) has been wonderfully successful in attracting many visitors and virtual visitors responding to the excellent outreach that they’re doing.
One way that CFA/CIF has offered support for this worthy program is through sponsoring the lookout deck high on the ridge overlooking the river and forest. Our contribution is being acknowledged with the mounting of this plaque.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Canadian Forestry Association (CFA) and TDBank who are joining forces to celebrate National Forest Week 2013 under the theme, the GreenestWorkforce.
“Canadians can actively engage in this year’s National Forest Week theme by inviting foresters into the classroom to teach students about Canada’s world leading progressive forest management practices. Students can also learn about the innovative green products that can be made from forest fibre such as cosmetics, car parts and clothing,” says Dave Lemkay, General Manager of CFA. “We encourage everyone to find out what is happening in their region, or start their own event to raise awareness of the importance of the industry to our past, our present and our future.”
Click here to read the full media release.
L’Institut forestier du Canada (IFC) a le plaisir d’annoncer un nouveau partenariat avec l’Association des produits forestiers du Canada (APFC), l’Association forestière canadienne (AFC) et la Banque TD, qui mettent leurs forces en commun pour célébrer la Semaine nationale de l’arbre et des forêts 2013 sous le thème La main-d’œuvre la plus verte.
« Les Canadiens peuvent participer activement à la Semaine 2013 en invitant des forestiers en classe pour présenter les pratiques progressistes du Canada en matière d’aménagement forestier. Les étudiants peuvent aussi se renseigner sur les produits écologiques innovateurs qu’on peut tirer de la fibre forestière, comme les cosmétiques, les pièces d’automobile et les vêtements », a ajouté Dave Lemkay, directeur général de l’AFC). « Nous encourageons chacun à voir ce qui se passe dans sa région ou à mettre sur pied son propre événement pour sensibiliser les gens à l’importance de l’industrie, hier, aujourd’hui et demain ».
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During National Forest Week (NFW), Canadians are invited to learn more about our forest legacy and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, history and future. Communities, families and individuals of both rural and urban settings are linked to our forests—their health is our health. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource.
Check out what’s going on!
Remember, you can organize your own community event or get out and enjoy the forested landscape in your own special way.
Send us pictures of your celebrations for National Forest Week – we’d love to share them on our website!
Au cours de la Semaine nationale de l’arbre et des forêts (SNAF), les Canadiens et les Canadiennes sont invités à explorer leur patrimoine forestier et vont être sensibilisés à cette ressource noble et renouvelable. Les forêts sont des éléments essentiels de notre économie et de notre avenir et font partie de notre culture et notre histoire. En tant que communautés, familles et individus, de milieu rural ou urbain, nous sommes tous liés à nos forêts – leur santé, c’est notre santé. Même si des évènements spéciaux sont organisés au Canada, la Semaine nationale de l’arbre et des forêts demeure avant tout une occasion pour les gens d’approfondir leurs connaissances forestières et de soutenir.