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, Ontario’s 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 Ontario’s 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.
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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