Welcome to the Ontario Forest Industries Association, Home of CLA Grading and Inspection Website

We all want forest products that are sourced using sustainable forest management. Ontario's forest practices are governed by a world-class, platinum standard regulatory framework. Together, we are dedicated to tackling climate change and securing a viable future for Ontario's forest products sector. When you buy Ontario made forest products, your positive environmental choice is supporting over 150,000 hardworking Ontarians in over 260 communities.

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) is the provincial trade association representing  forestry companies ranging from large multinational corporations to family owned  businesses that operate all over Ontario. The OFIA provides a forum for member companies to discuss issues of common interest and concern. Through various Boards, Committees and Task Forces, it also serves to provide a unified voice to the government and other industrial and business sectors.

The OFIA is home to CLA lumber grading and inspection. The CLA, founded in 1907, provides high quality and cost effective inspection services as well as meaningful and cost effective educational experiences.



Ontario's Forest Products Sector Recovery Hat-Trick- The World needs Wood!

Since 2006, Ontarios forest product sector has overcome enormous challenges it has weathered the storm and finally, boosted by a recovery hat-trick, 2014 will be the year the sector rebounds.

 

The following hat-trick of occurrences creates an incredible opportunity for the province to maximize the full potential of Ontarios renewable natural resource sector forestry:

 

  • U.S. Housing Recovery
  • Ontario Uses Wood- Changing Ontario's Building Code
  • Global Construction - $8 trillion reasons

Please click here to see OFIA's 2014 Pre-Budget Submission and read the 6 recommendations to government that would guarantee more green jobs in Ontario.


Ontario Wood 

Were proud that Ontario Wood is among the best-managed natural resources in the world. On top of that, wood is the only building material that is both renewable and recyclable. With such a great sustainable resource in our own backyard, there are plenty of reasons why Ontario Wood is the natural choice.

Ontario Wood is an initiative to help you identify and purchase locally made Ontario Wood products. Whether you are a consumer, builder, designer or architect, look for the leaf to be sure its Ontario Wood.


Beyond the Stump from Etienne Green on Vimeo.


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The Future is Bright for Forest Products- Ontario's Growth Industry

We are on a mission to ensure that Ontario can maximize the full potential of its renewable forestry sector, which is finally emerging from years of hardships. Harvest levels are increasing in recent years, facilities are being restarted or newly built and new bio-products enterprises are being established in Ontario. "By 2020, the Canadian forest products industry will power Canadas new economy by being green, innovative and open to the world. It is a place to grow and prosper." Click here to learn more about FPAC's Vision 2020 Report.

The OFIA welcomes Minister Mauro to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Once again, we look forward to working with a Northerner to bring forward a pragmatic plan to support the recovery of Ontario's forestry sector.

Read OFIA's Cabinet Commentary and Welcome.

Spreading the Word- Resolute's New Blog!

Were excited to share with you a new tool that one of OFIA's member companies, Resolute Forest Products has developed to help partners, employees, customers and the public get a better understanding of what the company does and why its important. The blog will feature Resolute and industry news, features on selected topics like forestry or environment or logistics, and interesting photos and videos.

Check it out here: http://blog.resolutefp.com/

 

 

 

Ontario Wood

Ottawa Valley Wood is a County of Renfrew initiative designed to make it easier for people to make local purchasing decisions. Consider sourcing local wood for your next renovation or building project, or give the gift of wood.

Growing trees: growing jobs tackle climate change: use wood From the forest: responsibly