OFIA Reports, Submissions & Letters


OFIA Presents at NOMA 2019 Conference - The Case of the Shrinking Wood Supply: Working Together to Reverse the Trend

OFIA's 2019 Pre-Budget Submission: Forestry is Business Science and People: A Provincial Forestry Strategy for the People of Ontario


The Alliance Letter to Minister McKenna & Minister Carr re: Request Meeting on the Development of Socio-Economic Impact Analysis to Support Fair, Transparent, and Evidence-Based Species at Risk Policy

The Alliance Letter to the Ontario Liberal Party: 2018 Election Commitment Letter
The Alliance Letter to the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party: 2018 Election Commitment Letter 
The Alliance Letter to the Ontario New Democratic Party: 2018 Election Commitment Letter

2018 Election Commentary: How Can You Stand Up for Forestry?

OFIA's 2018 Pre-Budget Submission - Working to Make Ontario's Forest Sector Stronger

Jamie Lim Panel Remarks at the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) 2017 Conference
- Find AMO's "When Globalization Meets Mainstreet" panel VIDEO here.

Presentation: Ontario Forest Products Sector - Recovery Risks (2017 NOMA Annual Conference)

OFIA / FPAC / QFIC Joint Letter to the President of the Natural Resources Defense Council

OFIA's 2017 Pre-Budget Submission - The Future is Forestry: The Climate Change Champion

The Future is Forestry: The Climate Change Champion, OFIA


Forestry Matters: Strengthening Ontario's Foundational Economy, OFIA


Counting Caribou: How Did Canada's Most Populous Ungulate End Up On Ontario's Endangered Species List?

OFIA Supporting Document: How Did Canada's Most Populous Ungulate End Up On Ontario's Endangered Species List?


OFIA Media Releases


Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Recognizes that Communities of the Future will be Built with Ontario Forest Products

Premier Ford's New Cabinet Poised to Unleash the Potential of Ontario's Forestry Sector: Forest Sector Committed to Working with Government and For the People

Premier Ford Joins Leaders of Ontario's Renewable Forest Sector to Discuss the Province's Forestry Strategy and Continued Responsible Stewardship

The Alliance: An Alliance of First Nations and Non-First Nations Leaders Encourage Ford Government to Take Decisive Action on Endangered Species Act Review

How Can We Make Ontario Open for Business?  


OFIA's Forestry Advocacy Day at Queen's Park: In Less Than 100 Days, Ford Government Announces Forestry Strategy Consultations

Op-Ed: David Suzuki and Ontario Nature Lobbyists Have Blurred the Lines Between Opinion and Science

Ontario's Forest Sector Welcomes Premier Ford's Cabinet

The Alliance: The Alliance Questions Who Will Stand Up for Forestry in Ontario?

The Alliance: Ontario Alliance of First Nations and Non-First Nations Ask Feds to Hit the Pause Button on Species at Risk Policy

The Alliance: "Ontario Government Provides Window of Opportunity to Get Species at Risk Policy Right"

The Alliance: "NRDC Does Not Speak For Us"

The Alliance: Forestry as a northern way of life is more than a stereotype, it is a reality lived by many

The Alliance: Alliance Between First Nations, Municipal Leaders, and Industry Formed to Defend a Way of Life

How Do We Keep Good Paying Jobs in Northern and Rural Ontario?


Ontario Forestry Coalition: Forestry Coalition Asks Government to Support Sector

OFIA's 1st Annual Forestry Advocacy Day at Queen's Park: Time for a Provincial Forest Strategy

Ontario Forestry Coalition: The Future of Species at Risk Policy is a Question of Credibility

Ontario Forestry Coalition: New Provincial Policies Creating Precarious Employment Impacting Northern and Rural Ontario Families

When Will Ontario Harvest Its Last Tree? OFIA Builds with Ontario Wood in Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday

Ontario's Forest Sector Hoping Federal Government Won't Repeat History on Softwood Lumber File

OFIA / Habitat for Humanity GTA Joint Release: Trump May Not Want Ontario Lumber - But Habitat for Humanity GTA Does!

OFIA / QFIC Joint Release: Lack of Federal Government Support for Forestry Companies Threatens Jobs in Central Canada


The Future is Forestry - Let's Grow It Together

Ontario Forest Industries Association Partners with Habitat for Humanity GTA to Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday

Newly Appointed Forestry Minister Tours Mills in Thunder Bay

OFIA Congratulates Premier Wynne on her New Cabinet

OFIA Supports USGBC's Decision to Recognize Diversity in Certification Systems


Counting Caribou: How Did Canada's Most Populous Ungulate End up on Ontario's Endangered Species List? (English and French)

Other Resources

Articles and Links

Effects of harvesting on spatial and temporal diversity of carbon stocks in a boreal forest landscape, Michael T. Ter-Mikaelian, Stephen J. Colombo & Jiaxin Chen, 2013

Ontario Wood


The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB)

National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA)

The Two Sides Initiative 







OFIA Members' Map

Infographic: When will Ontario harvest it's last tree? Never!