Statement from the CIF-IFC on Hurricane Fiona Devastation in Eastern Canada

Statement from the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) on Hurricane Fiona Devastation in Eastern Canada

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Mattawa, ON – September 29, 2022 – The CIF-IFC would like to send our thoughts and best wishes to the communities, families, and people in Eastern Canada impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Fiona.

We are saddened by the Hurricane’s effects as residents tragically experienced displacement, injury, and loss of life and neighbourhoods, homes, and forests experienced major destruction.

As the national voice of forest practitioners, the Institute is proud of our 19 regional Sections, and our hearts go out to our members of the Newfoundland and Labrador, Maritimes, and Orléans Sections facing hardship as a result of this catastrophic event.

“The CIF-IFC stands alongside all members impacted by the destruction and damage,” expresses Mark Pearson, CIF-IFC Executive Director. “We encourage our affected members to please reach out if support is needed.”

Formed in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the national voice of forest practitioners and many others with an interest in forestry and forests. The Institute strives to provide national leadership, promote competence, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry/forest issues.