Canada Wood is a joint initiative between the Canadian government and timber industry association partners, providing market access and market development services to enhance trade between Canada and offshore markets.
Canada Wood is represented in the UK courtesy of support provided by Natural Resources Canada and Forestry Innovation Investment, together with APA – The Engineered Wood Association, Council of Forest Industries, Maritime Lumber Bureau, Quebec Wood Export Bureau and Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada champions innovation and expertise in earth sciences, forestry, energy and minerals and metals to ensure the responsible and sustainable development of Canada’s natural resources. NRCan also uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of Canada’s landmass and resources. Website: www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Forestry Innovation Investment
Forestry Innovation Investment’s mandate is to support an environmentally sustainable and prosperous forest economy in British Columbia. Promoting BC wood products and forest practices internationally, FII Educates international markets about BC’s sustainable and world-leading forest management practices, promotes BC wood products in major markets like the United States, Japan, China, and Europe, introduces BC wood products to growing markets like Korea, Taiwan and Australia, develops new products and uses for wood, and researches better ways of milling and manufacturing wood products. Website: www.bcfii.ca
Council of Forest Industries
The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is a non-profit organization positively influencing the revitalization of the BC forest industry now and into the future. Representing 67 member companies, COFI provides enhanced levels of service in the areas of forest policy, quality control, international markets and trade development, public affairs and community relations. COFI plays a key role in ensuring world market access for BC forest products. For more information, visit their web site at the link below. Website: www.cofi.org
Québec Wood Export Bureau
The Québec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB) is a non-profit organization showcasing wood products from Québec in export markets. Representing more than 200 manufacturers in 7 sectors, Q-WEB provides you with direct access to Québec’s vast array of wood products, including technical and promotional information. Their membership includes: softwood lumber, value-added softwoods, hardwood lumber, value-added hardwoods, hardwood flooring, pre-fabricated wood-frame housing, and finished wood products. For more information, visit their web site below. Website: www.quebecwoodexport.com
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) is a Vancouver based non-profit organisation representing 18 suppliers of western red cedar lumber products – located in Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia (Canada) – which together account for more than 65% of the world’s cedar production. WRCLA has become known ‘the voice of the cedar industry’, striving to promote cedar and make it as user-friendly as possible by developing uniform product quality standards and providing technical and other information resources for use by manufacturers, distributors, retailers, designers and consumers to help ensure correct specification and use. If you’re considering using cedar on your next project, then visit the web site below to learn more about this unique wood, member companies and the products they produce. Website: www.realcedar.com
APA – The Engineered Wood Association
APA – The Engineered Wood Association is a nonprofit trade association that works with its members to create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists and engineers at APA’s 45,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry. In addition to Canadian member company producers of oriented strand board (OSB), glulam, wood I-joists and cross-laminated timber (CLT), APA membership now represents roughly 60 percent of Canada’s plywood production. Website: www.apawood.org
Maritime Lumber Bureau
The Maritime Lumber Bureau, incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 1978 on its fortieth anniversary of operations, represents the Atlantic Canadian lumber industry domestically, nationally and internationally. The Bureau monitors the quality control of lumber, provides training in grading and has implemented an effective Certificate of Origin Program. The membership of MLB, including governments and encompassing every aspect of lumber production and trade, extends beyond the Maritimes and into Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, and the New England States. S-P-F (Spruce-Pine-Fir) and Eastern White Pine are the primary species grown and produced under the authority of the MLB with additional species such as Hemlock, Tamarack, and Eastern White Cedar also available. Website: www.mlb.ca