The forest industry has long been an important part of the fabric of Canada and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has been there to actively advocate on the sector’s behalf in areas such as transportation, trade and taxes. FPAC is also working to realize the ambitious goals of Vision2020 to help the industry transform with innovative new products, diversified markets, enhanced environmental credentials and a skilled workforce. FPAC is proud to represent Canada’s largest producers of forest products.
All FPAC members are signatories of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). Our members are responsible for 66% of certified forest lands in Canada. Third-party certification of member companies’ forest practices is a condition of membership in the Association – a world first.
FPAC is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a $58 billion dollar a year industry that represents 2% of Canada’s GDP. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 200 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing 230,000 Canadians across the country.