About Forests without Borders
Forests without Borders (FwB) is a registered charity in Canada, established by members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut Forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC). FwB works independently or with existing non-government organizations to deliver the skills, knowledge and tools that enable poverty stricken communities around the world to meet their challenges and realize the many benefits obtained from a healthy forest. The scarcity of resources in these communities, such as fuel, shelter, and water result in a cascade of problems that undermine human security and health. Many of these problems can be effectively resolved through proper forestry.
FwB grew out of a desire by CIF/IFC members to use their skills and knowledge to help people reduce poverty, restore ecosystems or increase people’s understanding of sustainable development of forest resources. Members have indicated that the CIF/IFC should consider a more organized system of enabling members to contribute to development projects that would match the interests of members and the resources of our organization. This desire by our members to help others is consistent with the CIF/IFC`s core value of altruism and mission to advance stewardship, provide leadership and increase awareness of forests.
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FwB Silent Auction
The Forests without Borders Silent Auction is a regular event at the CIF/IFC’s Annual General Meeting & Conference. This is the major fundraiser for FwB, which allows them to carry out their projects in countries like Nepal, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ghana, and Uganda, among others. At the conference venue, tables will be set up with various items available for bidding. Different tables will have different bidding deadlines.
If you would like to donate an item for the FwB Silent Auction, please contact Janet Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage our members to seek donations for this important fundraiser. Click here to download a solicitation letter.