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As the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week is celebrated across the country, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is using the opportunity to announce the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence program to recognize the women and men across the country who make special contributions to the sector and Canada’s forestry communities.
Winners have been selected across several categories, including forest community champions, industry partners, Indigenous leadership, women in forestry, rising stars, innovation, and lifetime achievement.
“The FPAC Awards of Excellence program is an opportunity for us to honour some of the remarkable people who help make our sector a world leader in sustainable forest management and are advancing the environmental, social, and economic benefits of Made in Canada forestry,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “During COVID-19, we have not only witnessed the resilience of our people and communities, but we have also seen the important health, environmental, and economic benefits that forestry and forest products bring to Canada. I can’t think of a better time to acknowledge and celebrate forestry workers and our partners who have been making great things happen from coast to coast,” Nighbor added.
FPAC’s 2020 Award winners include:
Forest Community Champion Award
FPAC Partnership Award
FPAC Outstanding Member Award
FPAC / Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Indigenous Business Leadership Award
FPAC / Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ Skills (CCFM) Award for Indigenous Youth
FPAC Innovation Award
FPAC Lifetime Achievement Award
FPAC Women in Forestry Award of Excellence
FPAC Rising Star Award
For further details about FPAC’s Awards of Excellence recipients, including photos and videos, please visit: www.forestryforthefuture.ca
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $73.6-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.
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