Inspiring Confidence & Pride in Canadian Forestry

We provide national leadership in forestry and forest stewardship, while promoting competency among forest practitioners and fostering public awareness and education of Canadian and international forest and forestry issues.

About Us

What we're all about.

The Forest On Your Desktop

Interactive weekly electronic lectures.

Become a Member

Join a like-minded community!

Speaking Out

See how we advocate for forests.

Our History

The Longest Standing Forest Society and Voice of Forest Practitioners

Founded in 1908, we serve as the voice of forest practitioners, representing foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, researchers, educators, students, Indigenous peoples, and many others interested in forests and forestry.

The Forestry
Chronicle

Official professional and scientific forestry journal of the CIF-IFC! Respected worldwide since 1925.

Making Transformational Change

See how we’re working to make sure that there is room for everyone in forestry through the Free to Grow in Forestry initiative. 

Our Collective Voice is Strong

Join the CIF-IFC community and become part of a strong collective voice that speaks with influence on behalf of forest practitioners.

Visit Our Job Board

Are you looking for a career in the forestry/natural resources field, or looking to promote an opening at your organization? Explore recent job postings.

Our Events

There’s a lot going on throughout the year at CIF-IFC. Here’s some of the things happening soon!

Institute Affairs

01.27.2023

Call for Proposals! Forest Capital of Canada 2024 ...

Le message français suit. We are now accepting proposals for the Forest Capital of Canada Designation for 2024!  Established in 1979, the ...

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01.24.2023

Call for Nominations! CIF-IFC National Awards Prog...

Le message français suit. We are now accepting nominations for the 2023 CIF-IFC National Awards Program! Each year the Canadian Institute o...

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12.16.2022

CIF-IFC receives funding to establish the first na...

(Version française disponible) The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce the launch ...

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12.07.2022

Inspiring confidence and pride – CIF-IFC is ...

The CIF-IFC was interviewed by Business View Magazine for their focus on Sustainable Forest Management in their November 2022 issue. Click h...

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11.30.2022

Winners announced for the 2022 National Forest Wee...

We invited youth to participate in a Canada-wide youth drawing contest for National Forest Week 2022! We received over 400 entries displa...

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