The National Voice
of Forest Practitioners

Our Story

Established in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the oldest forest society in Canada! The Institute serves as the voice of forest practitioners representing foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, educators and many others with an interest in forests and forestry.

The Institute is dedicated to…

Providing National Leadership in Forestry

Promoting Competency Among Forestry Professionals

Fostering Public Awareness of Forestry Issues

Our Members

1,500 members from government, industry, and academia united as the voice of forest practitioners!


19 national Sections, and 1 international Section providing local and regional presence!

Join Today!

Join a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about our forests, and make a real impact locally and abroad!


To inspire confidence and pride in Canadian forestry – nationally and internationally


Provide national leadership in forestry, promote competency in forest professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues


Voice of Forest Practitioners

Forests Without Borders

Forests Without Borders is a registered charity in Canada established by members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Understanding the synergies between proper forestry practices and sustainable development, Forests Without Borders works independently or with existing non-government organizations to protect, conserve and restore forested lands, and to educate the public about the importance of healthy forested ecosystems nationally and internationally.

Visit the Forests Without Borders website here.