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.

Happy National Forest Week!

From September 17-23, 2023, we’re inviting individuals from all ways if life to learn more about the forest sector and its significance to Canada’s culture, history, and future, while also supporting a greater recognition of forests as a valuable, renewable and green resource.

This year’s NFW theme is “Canada’s Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity”.

About Us

What we're all about.

The Forest On Your Desktop

Interactive weekly electronic lectures.

Become a Member

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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


CIF-IFC shares how Canadian forests are crucial to...

Canadian Forests Are Crucial to Supporting Biological Diversity – CIF-IFC submitted an article (below) to Mediaplanet as part of the Prote...

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NEW Forest Education Network / NOUVEAU Réseau d&#...

Version française ci-dessous Interested in receiving free educational resources to bring forestry back to your classroom? Join our Forest...

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Canada’s Forests Teaching Kits now available...

Version française ci-dessous Canada’s Forests Teaching Kits – Revamped kits now available! The CIF-IFC National Office is very...

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10 tips on how to read an academic article

The Canadian Institute of Forestry has published The Forestry Chronicle, a professional and scientific forestry journal, since 1925. Reading...

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8 tips on how to write a successful journal articl...

Looking to publish your work in a future issue of The Forestry Chronicle, but don’t know where to start? We have compiled a few tips o...

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