The National Voice
of Forest Practitioners
The Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is a not-for-profit, member-based organization. Founded in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the oldest forest society in Canada, serving 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 and forest stewardship
Promoting competency among forest practitioners
Fostering public awareness and education of forest and forestry issues
Our interdisciplinary membership offers the expertise needed to ensure Canada’s forests are vibrant, healthy and sustainable.
Our 19 Sections, including 1 international Section, provide local and regional presence.
Become a member of a long-standing forestry institution dedicated to the sustainability of the wide range of goods and services that forests provide.
To inspire confidence and pride in Canadian forestry – nationally and internationally.
Provide national leadership in forestry and forest stewardship, promote competency among forest practitioners, and foster public awareness and education of forest and forestry issues.
The Voice of Forest Practitioners
Forests without Borders
Forests without Borders is a registered charity in Canada established by members of the CIF-IFC. 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.