Alberta Forrest

Habitat for Humanity Building Project

This summer, AFPA member companies donated $75,000 worth of building materials to Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The project helped provide homes for 75 deserving families in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. We are really proud that sustainably  produced wood from right here in Alberta went to help give these families a home … Continued

New Curriculum Resources for Teachers

Our Work Wild program has developed exciting new curriculum resources for teachers. They cover some sections of the Alberta curriculum for Grade 6 Science “Trees and Forests” unit, Career and Life Management (CALM 20), and Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Forestry. Highlights include an interactive map exploring key forestry issues, a historical timeline, and infographics. … Continued

Forestry in 20 Slides

Want to learn everything about forestry, but don’t have hours to invest? You might like our forestry Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format where presenters show 20 slides and spend 20 seconds on each slide.  Click here to run the presentation.

Habitat for Humanity Build

The AFPA is very proud to participate in Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. AFPA staff and employees from member companies are spending time this week helping build houses for deserving families. AFPA member companies have donated over $75,000 in sustainable wood products to the project.              … Continued

Honourable James Carr Speech

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers remarks at a reception to wrap up the Forest Products Association of Canada’s “Day on the Hill,” on May 17, 2017. Thank you and good evening everyone. I’ve given a lot of forestry speeches over the past 18 months, but I think I can safely say … Continued

Spray Lake Featured on The Entrepreneurs

Spray Lake Sawmills in Cochrane was recently featured on CTV’s The Entrepreneurs series. The 20 minute piece covers many aspects of Spray Lake’s operations, including the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Weyerhaeuser Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Weyerhaeuser, a member of the AFPA, has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is an Arizona-based organization that promotes ethical business practices. The Institute uses an Ethics Quotient to evaluate corporate practices against an array of benchmarks. Founded in 1910, Weyerhaeuser has a long-established reputation for corporate … Continued

Maskwacis Career Fair Highlights

Did you know that Indigenous people make up 10% of the forest sector’s workforce? Our Work Wild program was recently in Maskwacis to promote forestry careers to Indigenous youth.

Forestry at the Legislature

Thank you to those who supported the AFPA’s Forestry at the Legislature event. We had a great opportunity to talk to MLAs and community leaders about forest sustainability and forestry jobs. The following Ministers and MLAs participated in the event: Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry … Continued