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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
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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Electricity Advocacy Letter

Posted by AFPA | August 4, 2022

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Giving Wood Products a Second Life with Habitat for Humanity Restore

Posted by AFPA | July 15, 2022

The AFPA recently had the opportunity to donate gently used furniture to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Restore. After a recent office …

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AFPA Welcomes Tolko Industries Ltd. to the Association

Posted by Aspen | July 12, 2022

The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) announced that Tolko Industries Ltd. has officially joined the Association.

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Alberta Forestry: a Pillar of the Provincial Economy

Posted by AFPA | June 27, 2022

A new economic report released by the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) shows that Alberta’s forest sector contributes to and facilitates significant economic activity and employment opportunities in every region of the province.

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Want to fight climate change? Fix our underperforming rail service

Posted by AFPA | June 15, 2022

In collaboration with the mayors across Alberta, the AFPA has publicized the following Op-Ed addressing underperforming rail service and the …

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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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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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