February 3, 2021 - Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor joined partners from across Ontario’s forestry value chain at the Forests Ontario annual conference, which is taking place virtually through February 5.
This year’s event is themed Growing our Future and provides landowners, forestry professionals, students, and educators, and those passionate about Ontario’s forests the opportunity to share information and insights across a host of key issues facing the sector.
“As Canada’s economy continues to struggle in the face of COVID-19, we know that governments are looking for ways to spur recovery in a way that supports jobs and growth in rural and northern Canada, leaves no family behind, and powers a lower-carbon economy for tomorrow,” Nighbor said. “Governments in Canada and around the world are increasingly turning to forestry workers, carbon-storing wood products, and the forest bioeconomy to help propel a green recovery. Canada has a natural global advantage, and this is our moment to seize it,” Nighbor added.
For details about the Forests Ontario conference, visit: https://www.forestsontario.ca/en/event/annual-conference
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $73.6-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.