Other Affiliated Programs

We are affiliated with the following provincial and national organizations:

British Columbia Festival of Forestry

The British Columbia Festival of Forestry Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization that offers educational forestry tours for teachers and forest professionals.

Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists was incorporated in 1973. Its mission is to benefit society by advancing technology through the applied science and engineering technology professions. One of the council's standing committees, the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board, assesses forest technology programs in Canada on our behalf.

Canadian Federation of Professional Foresters Associations

The Canadian Federation of Professional Foresters Associations is an organization with membership from each of the provincial forestry regulators in Canada plus the Canadian Institute of Forestry, which represents those provinces in which forestry is not a self-regulated profession. The federation works on issues of common interest to the professions, such as mutual recognition, labour mobility, recognition of continuing education and codes of conduct.

Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board

The Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB) is responsible for the accreditation of Canadian university forestry baccalaureate programs for the purpose of meeting academic requirements for professional registration. Each of the provinces in which the forestry profession is regulated contributes to the membership and financing of the CFAB. The provinces set the academic standards which the CFAB then measures.

Canadian Institute of Forestry

The Canadian Institute of Forestry has been the national voice of forest practitioners since 1908. It works to advance the stewardship of Canada's forest resources, provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.

Canadian Technology Accreditation Board

The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits technology programs according to Canadian Technology Standards (produced by the Canadian Technology Human Resources Board). Graduation from a CTAB accredited program ensures that an individual's academic qualifications meet the requirements for registration with any constituent member of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. The ABCFP recognizes CTAB accredited forest technology diploma programs for enrolment as a trainee forest technologist.

Western Forestry Contractors' Association

The Western Forestry Contractors’ Association represents forestry contracting businesses operating in Western Canada. These companies provide professional consulting services, grow seedlings, plant trees, tend stands, brush plantations, fight wild fires, prepare planting sites, survey forest regeneration, burn slash piles and restore forest and range ecosystems.