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

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

We foster success and innovation in 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
Truth and Reconciliation

In our office, we are committed to expanding our knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities and peoples.

We have been fortunate to connect with individuals, communities, and Elders in the province to learn about and understand lived experiences. We will continue to make space and time to reflect, and continue our journey towards truth and reconciliation.

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.

Our Economic Impact

Alberta’s vibrant forestry industry generates $13.6 billion in economic activity as well as $2.7 billion in labour income, benefitting communities in every region across the province.

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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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Forestry in Kananaskis has a tradition of sustainability

Posted by AFPA | October 10, 2023

There’s a lot of conversation right now about forest harvesting in southern Alberta, specifically in the Upper Highwood region of …

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Our Commitment to Resilience

Posted by AFPA | July 25, 2023

Alberta’s forest sector understands the threat and impacts of wildfire better than most. Some groups would have you believe the young forests that grow after a sustainable harvest are driving wildfire risk in the province. We’re here to set the record straight.

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Aboriginal and forestry organizations partner to address missing Aboriginal people

Posted by AFPA | June 20, 2023

EDMONTON – Aboriginal Alert is pleased to announce a new partnership with theAlberta Forest Products Association (AFPA), marking a significant …

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What Habitat Do I Prefer? Contest Rules

Posted by AFPA | April 3, 2023

HOW TO PLAY: To be entered, entrants must comment on the What Habitat Do I Prefer? photos posted on Alberta Forests …

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Municipalities and Industry Join Together in Rail Advocacy Initiative

Posted by AFPA | January 26, 2023

The Community Rail Advocacy Alliance (CRAA) brings together 20 unique voices across municipalities, industry representatives from agriculture and forestry, and regional economic advocacy groups to advocate for better rail service across Alberta and Western Canada.

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AFPA’s Year in Review: 2022

Posted by AFPA | December 21, 2022

Find out what we’ve been up to in 2022 in our infographic rewind!

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