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Welcome to the CIF/IFC National Electronic Lectures

The CIF/IFC offers an interactive electronic lecture series. The lectures run for approximately one hour on Wednesdays beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern and feature experts and practitioners from across Canada. The agenda for upcoming sessions can be found below. All sessions are recorded and can be accessed by CIF members after logging in.

How To Participate Online


The electronic lectures are free, easy to access, and user-friendly.

To register, simply contact the eLecture Coordinator at:


Please indicate your name, preferred email address, and session of interest. Once registered, an email will be sent out to you providing the participation instructions.

Participation requires a computer with reliable internet access. If you will not have access to internet at the time of the lecture, please contact us so we can provide you with the presentation file to follow along.

Continuing Education Credits

Several Provincial RPF and RFT organizations have evaluated the lecture series for their continuing education programs. The CIF also has a voluntary continuing education credit system that you can earn credits for through the lecture series.

If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact our team at electures@cif-ifc.org.

Organizations are welcome to contact us to discuss the possibility of a themed lecture series or for sponsorship opportunities.

Open Access Lectures

By special request of sponsoring organizations, special lectures have been made open access.

Click here to view the list.

Navigating the Registration Process: The steps to becoming a Full or Associate Member of the OPFA - Part 3

Becoming an Associate MemberLouise Simpson10/02/2018
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Navigating the Registration Process: The steps to becoming a Full or Associate Member of the OPFA - Part 2

Graduating from Accredited ProgramsLouise Simpson08/22/2018
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Navigating the Registration Process: The steps to becoming a Full or Associate Member of the OPFA - Part 1

Graduating from Non-accredited ProgramsLouise Simpson07/10/2018
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The Connections Between Human Health and Well-Being with Forests and Nature

Wellness in the Fish Creek WatershedShana Barbour08/01/2018
Urban Green Spaces, Ecosystem Services, and a Holistic Approach to Health and Well-BeingViniece Jennings07/25/2018
Forest Bathing: The Science and PracticeStana Luxford Oddie and Ronna Schneberger07/18/2018
Healthy by Nature - Outside & UnpluggedJennifer McCaffrey07/11/2018
Nature Teaches Us to Grieve: Connecting People and Parks at End of Life and in Grief and LossSonya L. Jakubec07/04/2018
Exploring the Restorative Nature of Parks and Sacred PlacesDon Carruthers Den Hoed06/27/2018
City Trees and Human Health: a Review of the Evidence and Key FindingsKathleen Wolf06/20/2018
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IEA Bioenergy-CIF Collaborative Webinar Series (June 2018)

GoBiGas: An Industry Relevant State-of-the-Art Reference for Advanced Biofuel Production via GasificationHenrik Thunman, Freddy Tengberg, and Kevin Whitty06/20/2018
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