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

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

Canadian Forestry Regulations and Standards: A Sum...

May 13, 2022 Summary of the Canadian Forestry Regulations and Standards One hundred years earlier, Canadian forests were viewed as boundless...

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CIF-IFC shares how forests can help preserve our p...

Preserving Our Planet Through Forests – CIF-IFC submitted an article (below) to Mediaplanet as part of the Future of Our Planet campai...

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Petawawa Research Forest Virtual Tour now availabl...

You can now explore the oldest research forest in Canada from the comfort of your workplace or home! We are very pleased to announce the lau...

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CIF-IFC Applauds Government’s Priorities in the ...

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased with the Government of Canada’s focus on Building a ...

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Winners announced for the 2021 National Forest Wee...

We invited youth to participate in a Canada-wide youth drawing contest for National Forest Week 2021! We received over 200 entries displ...

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