About The Section

Central Ontario Section

The Central Ontario Section of the CIF is the voice of all those with a personal and professional interest in forests and forestry-related activities.

Council Members

The Section, listed below, is headed by an annually elected council that plans meetings, field trips, and social affairs for the members and answers inquiries from the public. Our current council is comprised of practitioners at all stages of their professional careers and covers academia, private consulting, private industry, and not-for-profit organizations.

We welcome your comments, suggestions, and help. If you would like to see changes or want to volunteer for an activity, please contact one of the executive members.

Director Trevor Jones
Chair Bob Elliott
Treasurer Guy Smith
Secretary Adam Hodgson
Councillors Jeff Fera
Geordie Robere-McGugan


Get Involved

Central Ontario Section Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Central Ontario Section Council is pleased to announce that the 2022 Central Ontario Section Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place Friday, May 13, 2022 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm ET Location: Gino’s Family Restaurant, 1076 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON Central […]


2022 CIF-IFC National Conference & 114th Annual General Meeting

Welcome to “The New Normal”! We are pleased to invite you to join us IN PERSON this fall in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for the 2022 CIF-IFC National Conference and 114th Annual General Meeting (AGM), hosted in collaboration with the Central Ontario Section. The theme « The New Normal » was chosen as a testament to what we have been through […]


2022 Winter Knowledge Exchange: The Growing Premium – Forests for Environmental Services

Mark your calendars! The Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institute forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) in collaboration with the CIF-IFC Central Ontario Section is pleased to be hosting the Winter Knowledge Exchange (KE) as a virtual event. Date: Monday, February 7, 2022 Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET Location: Virtual – though Zoom Webinar. Cost: […]


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