National Forest Week
September 18-24, 2022
National Forest Week
Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across Canada by many individuals and diverse governmental and non governmental organizations. During NFW, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history – and to our future. Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.
Established circa 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the intention was to encourage greater public awareness towards Canada’s forests. At the time, there was no apparent shortage of trees for industrial expansion – the greatest threat came from forest fires, due mainly to human causes. Since then National Forest Week, as it was renamed in 1967, has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada’s forest resources – past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, NFW remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource.
Ways To Participate
- Download our FREE activity sheets
- 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!
National Forest Week 2023
Every year, National Forest Week (NFW) highlights a specific theme or aspect of Canadian forestry and the Canadian Institute of Forestry coordinates the delivery of promotional materials from coast to coast – prior to NFW celebrations! We offer posters and postcards, free of charge.
September 17-23, 2023
This year’s theme is “Canada’s Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity”
Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek
The CIF-IFC is pleased to offer 2023 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:
COMING SOON: Please place your order by completing and submitting an online order form by the order deadline.
The deadline to order print materials is June 30, 2023 – thank you for your interest!
Promotional posters (bilingual):
Large size (24″ x 31.5″) – coming soon!
Medium size (11″ x 17″) – coming soon!
Promotional postcard (5″ x 7″):
English – coming soon!
French – coming soon!
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
National Forest Week posters are printed on forest certified paper.
When you receive your order, check the bottom right-hand corner for the Forest Stewardship Council or Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certified Chain of Custody labels – promoting sustainable forestry and recycled material!
2023 National Forest Week Calendar
We invite you to celebrate National Forest Week in your neck of the woods! Let us know what you’re doing by submitting your event. We will post it on our National Forest Week Calendar. If you would like more information on any events or ideas make sure to contact us!
Canada’s Forests Teaching Kit Series
The Canada’s Forests Teaching Kit Series provides educators with the tools to help young people better understand the value of forests and the importance of protecting and conserving them. Download the free teaching tools here.
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