|Central Canada SFI Implementation
Where We've Been
|Some highlights of
current events and happenings associated with the Central Canada SFI
Forests Ontario Conference
Our SIC Chair, Jennifer (EACOM Timber Corporation), and Committee Member,
Mark (Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.), representing CCSIC at the
Forests Ontario Conference on February 9, 2018 in Alliston,
SFI Annual Conference
The 2017 SFI Annual Conference was hosted
within our Implementation Committee area (Ottawa) September 27-29, 2017.
CCSIC teamed up with the Quebec SIC to host the hospitality suite both evenings.
A fun time was had by all. (no pictures)
CCSIC Receives Award
CCSIC is the proud recipient of the SFI Implementation Committee Award presented at the SFI
2016 Annual Conference for outstanding work in implementing the SFI program.
CCSIC Chairman Mike Maxfield receiving award from SFI President
and CEO Kathy Abusow.
CCSIC participates in Guinness World Record Tree Plant
On Wednesday May 20th,
2015 SFI Inc. hosted an attempt to break the Guinness World Record
for the number of trees planted in one hour. Across North
America 28 teams planted 202,330 trees! Locally, many members
of the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee participated.
The pictures are of the team organized by Bud McQuaker of Norbord in
Barwick Ontario. The team consisted of teachers and students from
Rainy River High School, Fort Frances High School and Sturgeon Creek Alternative
Program. The crew pictured planted 2,000 trees in just
under half an hour.
SFI Sets a Guinness World Records Title One Tree at a Time:
CCSIC at 65th Forest Ontario Annual Conference
Paul Kallioinen, Manager Fibre Procurement, Domtar representing
SFI Inc. and the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee at the
65th Forest Ontario Annual Conference.
The SFI Implementation Committee is enthusiastic about sharing
the work we have done, and providing information about sustainable
forest management and the SFI Standard. Please contact your local SIC representative,
to discuss exhibit space for the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee
or SFI Inc. at your or your organizations' upcoming conference.
City of Thunder Bay hosts CCSIC
Thank you to the city of Thunder Bay for hosting our January
2015 meeting, and providing the committee with information on the City's
Emerald Ash Borer program and Earthcare Thunder Bay. Pictured at
right are Shelly Vescio, City Forester and Brad Doff, Sustainability Coordinator
receiving their mugs from Mike Maxfield, SIC Chair. Missing is Curniss
McGoldrick Earthcare Climate Adaptation and Communication Coordinator.
Partnership is an important part of the Central Canada SFI
Implementation Committee's mandate. For information on how
to become a Supporter, please visit our Supporter's Page.
Committee meetings are held in different areas of Ontario and Manitoba,
If you or your organization would like information on participating
at meetings, or hosting a meeting, please contact your local SIC representative.
Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant
On May 30, 2012 SFI announced that the Forest Ecosystem Science
Co-operative Inc. has been awarded a $32,000.00 grant as part of the
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. This
project will support graduate research activities on forest management
activities and water resources and the development of recommendations around
best practices. The Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee is
proud to be a partner on this project.
The SFI Conservation & Community
Partnerships Grant Program accepts applications in the fall.
For more information, please visit SFI Inc's website.