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 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.
Forest Professional Regulators of Canada
The Forest Professional Regulators of Canada
(FPRC) is an advisory group with members from each of the provincial forestry regulators in Canada, as well as the Canadian Institute of Forestry
, which represents those provinces in which forestry is not a self-regulated profession. The FPRC maintains the national standards for RPF certification and post-secondary university program accreditation
in Canada and works on issues of common interest to the professions, such as labour mobility, recognition of continuing education, and codes of conduct.
National Forest Week (NFW)
Established in 2013, the goal of the BC Coalition for NFW is to educate as many youths about the different uses and value we get from our forests. Event dates are in late September. Learn more on the National Forest Week website.
Technology Accreditation Canada
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) delivers accreditation services to technology programs for the engineering technology and applied science professions in Canada. The TAC maintains the standards for post-secondary forest technology program accreditation that enables graduates to qualify for RFT registration with the ABCFP.
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.