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

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) is the provincial trade association that has for over 70 years represented 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. Ontario's forest products sector supports over 170,000 direct and indirect jobs in over 260 communities. OFIA believes that by working with government to address key competitive issues, secure long term access to affordable and accessible fibre and promote the province's 21st century forest products sector, Ontario will be the number one jurisdiction in Canada for today's green and growing renewable sector.

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

News and Updates

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), the Federation of Quebec Municipalities (FQM), the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA), and the Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC) have identified two critical issues that need to be addressed by the next Government of Canada as elected on October 19th, 2015. Read the Joint Federal Election 2015 Letter


Ontario and Quebec join forced in Ottawa united in their promotion of sustainable forestry practices in the Boreal forest.


Counting Caribou- How did Canada's Most Populous Ungulate end up on Ontario's Endangered Species List?


Premier Wynne's 2015 Budget Scores a Hat-Trick for the Forestry Sector. Ontario is investing $60 Million in Resource Access Roads.

Ontario's Forestry Sector and Ducks Unlimited Canada Work to Sustain Boreal Birds. Read the Statement.

Learn more about Ontario's Climate Change Champion- Forestry.

Forest management activities provide us with a range of economic, social and ecological benefits. To see more on forest sustainability in Ontario, Canada, take a look at this video Beyond the Stump produced by First Resource Management Group Inc.

Ontario Wood 

We’re 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 it’s Ontario Wood.

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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 Canada’s 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.




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