Participate in National Forest Week


September 19-25, 2021

2021 Theme

"Our forests - Continually giving"

National Forest Week 2021 highlights how Canada’s diverse forests are connected to our everyday lives.

Forests are more important now than ever, a beacon of renewal, resilience and hope for the future. They offer a variety of products, social, cultural and health benefits, as well as providing critical ecological functions. The forest sector is considered an essential service. Through sustainable forest management, we give back to our forests by ensuring they are renewed and remain resilient for a hopeful future.

What does the forest give to you?  Let us know by using #NationalForestWeek / #SemaineNationaleDeLArbreEtDesForêts !

Print orders

The CIF-IFC is pleased to offer 2021 National Forest Week promotional materials, including posters (large size (24" x 31.5") and medium size (11" x 17")) and postcards (5" x 7") free of charge!

How to place your order:

Please place your order by completing and returning an order form to by the order deadline.

The deadline to order print materials is June 30, 2021 - thank you for your interest!

Photo contest

To celebrate National Forest Week, the Canadian Institute of Forestry is inviting you to participate in our 2nd annual national photo contest!

The contest will run through the duration of National Forest Week (September 19-25, 2021). Stay tuned for more information on rules and how to enter.

Treevia tuesday

Mark your calendars! The National Forest Week Special Edition of Treevia Tuesday will take place on September 21, 2021.

Join in on the fun and test your forest knowledge! The top 3 players will receive a prize. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate!

Kids activities
  • Colouring sheet (8.5"x11") - English / French
  • Drawing contest - coming soon!
Creative downloads
Participate online
  • Like and share/re-tweet posts created by the CIF-IFC or posts using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek or #Semainenationaledelarbreetdesforêts
  • Share National Forest Week 2021 digital creatives via social media using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek or #Semainenationaledelarbreetdesforêts
  • Create your own content using the daily sub-themes from the Social Media Content Schedule and share them using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek or #Semainenationaledelarbreetdesforêts
Social Media Content Schedule
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Daily sub-theme: Forests and nature

Description: Highlight the critical ecological functions and environmental benefits that healthy forests provide.

Proudly sponsored by Strathcona Forestry Consulting and Resource Works

Monday, September 20, 2021

Daily sub-theme: Forests and humans

Description: Highlight the many products, social, economical, cultural and health benefits that healthy forests provide.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Daily sub-theme: Challenges in a changing climate

Description: Communicate the challenges associated with our changing climate and how to prevent/mitigate the affects on trees/forests.

Proudly sponsored by Forest Products Association of Canada

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Daily sub-theme: Building resilience through innovation

Description: Highlight the forest sector’s innovative technologies and management strategies being implemented to adapt and build resilience for a hopeful future.

Proudly sponsored by Natural Resources Canada

National Tree Day / Journée nationale de l’arbre

Each year, National Tree Day falls on the Wednesday of National Forest Week, with the goal to encourage all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us.

#NationalTreeDay / #Journéenationaledelarbre

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Daily Sub-theme: Forest champions and diversity


  1. Highlight how forest professionals/practitioners, researchers, scientists and many organizations across Canada are working to ensure that our forests are renewed and remain robust.
  2. Showcase the benefits of diversity and inclusion in workplace cultures and job opportunities within the sector.
  3. Promote the forest sector as a dynamic workforce that can make a difference.

Proudly sponsored by Free to Grow in Forestry

Friday, September 24, 2021

Daily Sub-theme: Sustainable forests

Description: Raise awareness of sustainable forest management and forests as a valuable and renewable resource.

Proudly sponsored by Forest Stewardship Council

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Daily Sub-theme: Forest education and heritage

Description: Share resources and tools for the general public, teachers and educators to incorporate learning about forests and Canada’s forest heritage, both in the classroom and at home.

Proudly sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative / Project Learning Tree Canada

Forest education

National Forest Week is a perfect time to learn more about one of Canada's most valuable resources!

Check out our Forest Education page for free resources including infographics and teaching kits covering a variety of different topics.

additional ways to participate
  • Take a walk in woods nearby and get to know your forest
  • Arrange a tree planting: Tree Canada
  • Care for a newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species
  • Identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood
  • Learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management
  • Tour a forest sector industry or processing site
  • Learn about the prevention of forest fires
  • Contact a provincial forestry association for teaching materials.
  • Visit the NFW-BC Coalition website for information about NFW in the west!
  • Lead a National Forest Week event!

Show us how you will be celebrating 101 years of National Forest Week!

Use the hashtag #NationalForestWeek or #Semainenationaledelarbreetdesforêts and tag us at:

Twitter/Instagram: @CIF_IFC
Facebook: @CIF.IFC
LinkedIn: @Canadian Institute of Forestry

Thank you to all of our 2021 National Forest Week Sponsors!

Thank you for your participation and support in National Forest Week 2021!