Sustaining Corporate Membership
Our Collective Voice is Strong
As the voice of forest practitioners, we can make a greater impact with your support.
Join the CIF-IFC community and become part of a strong collective voice that speaks with influence on behalf of forest practitioners.
What does the CIF-IFC do?
The Voice of Forest Practitioners
Founded in 1908, the Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is the oldest forest society in Canada representing a broad range of members through its 18 regional Sections located from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. The Institute is dedicated to providing national leadership in forestry and forest stewardship, promoting competency among forest practitioners, and fostering public awareness and education of Canadian and international forest and forestry issues.
Knowledge Exchange and Competency Training
Promoting an understanding of good forest stewardship through field tours, seminars, and workshops
– Advanced Silviculture Courses (Ontario Tree Marking Program)
– Bridge Training Program for Foresters
– Continuing Forestry Education Credits
– Other knowledge exchange events such as technical sessions, field tours, socials etc. hosted both regionally and nationally
Outreach and Education
Providing resources and programs for teachers, students, forest practitioners and the public
– Outreach Tours (i.e. Teachers’ Tour, Winter Students’ Field Tour)
– Forest Education (i.e. Teaching Kits, Infographics)
– Forest History
– Member Magazine
Flagship Programs and Initiatives
Inspiring confidence and pride in Canadian forestry – nationally and internationally.
– National Awards
– Silver Ring Program
– National Forest Week
– Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award
– Annual National Conference
– The Forestry Chronicle
– Free to Grow in Forestry
Promoting forests as a valuable, renewable and sustainable resource.
– Press releases
– Blog posts
– Social media
– Information bulletins
– Other multimedia products and “Speaking Out” pieces
Forests without Borders
Forests without Borders is a registered charity established by the CIF-IFC, working to protect, conserve and restore or improve forest landscapes for health, security, the economy and the environment nationally and internationally.
Sustaining Corporate Member Program
Our Sustaining Corporate Member Program offers your organization the opportunity to join the CIF-IFC network and receive benefits as a valued member of the CIF-IFC community while being recognized as a financial supporter of CIF-IFC objectives.
As the voice of forest practitioners, the CIF-IFC represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, researchers, educators, students, Indigenous peoples, and more. Organizations that join the CIF-IFC as a Sustaining Corporate Member become part of a diverse and interdisciplinary network of forest practitioners and organizations located across Canada and abroad. The result is a strong collective voice advocating for sustainable forestry and those working in and with forests and forest resources.
CIF-IFC Sustaining Corporate Member organizations show a commitment to advancing sustainable forestry and diversity and inclusion in the forest sector by supporting CIF-IFC programs and initiatives that make a real impact at regional, national and international scales.
Contributions of Sustaining Corporate Members enable the CIF-IFC to carry out its mission of providing national leadership, promoting competence, and fostering public awareness of Canadian and international forestry/forest issues.
Sustaining Corporate Member Benefits
As a not-for-profit organization, the CIF-IFC depends on funding support to serve as the voice of forest practitioners across Canada.
Through the support of Sustaining Corporate Members, the CIF-IFC has developed new products and programs, all of which provide value to members and support national leadership within Canada’s forest sector.
The CIF-IFC Sustaining Corporate Member Program has various membership levels with associated benefits to suit the goals of any organization.
Enhance your organization's reputation by demonstrating support for the forest sector
Financial contributions help bolster and develop innovative CIF-IFC programs, projects and initiatives that support the continued competency of forest practitioners and provide increased awareness of science, research and technologies for the benefit of the forest sector.
Reinforce your organization's image by receiving public recognition for support
The CIF-IFC will publicly recognize your organization as an integral member of the CIF-IFC community by prominently displaying your logo and name on public-facing communication materials and platforms (i.e. website and widely distributed publication materials).
Raise visibility and bring awareness to your organization
Your organization will benefit from exposure to the CIF-IFC’s extensive membership and partner network, including forest practitioners and organizations from across Canada and abroad.
Sustaining Corporate Member Levels
Sustaining Corporate Member Program Package
Download the full Sustaining Corporate Member Program package to explore the full list of benefits and levels.