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Supporting the success and telling the stories of Alberta’s sustainable forest industry

Our Mandate

AFPA is a non-profit association that has represented the sustainable forest industry in Alberta since 1942.

We foster success and innovation the forest sector by providing a broad range of resources, guidance, and training for member companies, and we’re also responsible for increasing public understanding of our forest resource and how the forest industry maintains it.

We’re closely engaged with our members, the community at large, and other forest stakeholders, including governments, representatives from other industries in Alberta, such as teachers, students, and NGOs. Our goal is to make this industry the best it can be, and to fulfill that responsibility with transparency, integrity, and accountability.

  • Founded in 1942
  • 79 years in service
  • 40 members

 

What We Do

We play many roles, all with the goal of empowering our members to do great work and maximizing the public benefit of our forest resource:

  • Health and safety
  • Industry training and resources
  • Lumber grading
  • Public education
  • Market development
  • Advocacy
Our Members

We represent companies that manufacture lumber, panelboard, pulp, paper, and secondary manufactured wood products in Alberta.

Our members range from small local businesses to large public corporations.

We support those companies in meeting and exceeding the rigorous standards that apply to our industry’s work in Alberta. Thanks to those high standards and the talent and dedication of our members, our province is a global leader in sustainable forestry and forest product manufacturing.

AFPA partners with Wood WORKS!, a national campaign created to promote the use of wood in commercial, industrial, and institutional construction.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BUILDING WITH WOOD.

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Work Wild is here to help people who are looking for a career they’ll love – whether you’re a high school student evaluating career options for the first time, or looking to make a change in your career.

IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOREST INDUSTRY, YOU CAN FIND JOB PROFILES, CURRENT JOB POSTINGS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE HERE.

VIEW CAREER PATHS AND CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

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The Faces of Forestry: Cynthia Labrecque

Posted by AFPA | June 29, 2021

Cynthia’s Story In the late nineties, I was a young woman entering the forest industry in BC—a workforce with very few …

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The Faces of Forestry: Rodjie

Posted by AFPA | June 11, 2021

Rodjie’s Story When Rodjie Madrid was a university student in the Philippines, he learned that a forest products mill in Canada …

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The Faces of Forestry: Guillermo

Posted by AFPA | June 10, 2021

Guillermo’s Story In 2008, Guillermo Leoncio worked for Coca-Cola in the Philippines when he learned Spruceland Millworks was recruiting people to …

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Annual Report 2021

Posted by AFPA | March 9, 2021

What has the AFPA been up to this year? Great question! Click the link below to read all about our …

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Canadian Institute of Forestry – Rocky Mountain Section Technical Session

Posted by AFPA | October 7, 2019

The CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section is organizing a 1-day Technical Session relevant to Indigenous consultation, policy and Indigenous knowledge.

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AFPA Launches Love Alberta Forests Campaign

Posted by AFPA | September 30, 2019

Today, the Alberta Forest Products Association announced the launch of its Love Alberta Forests campaign. The campaign details the love, thoughtfulness, and commitment that goes into forestry practices.

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DID YOU KNOW?

96% of Alberta’s managed forests (where forest companies operate) are independently certified for sustainability.

Learn more about sustainable forest management practices.

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