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Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee
Where We've Been

Some highlights of current events and happenings associated with the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee.

It Takes A Forest Billboard
CCSIC has been working with Forest Industry partners to erect billboards across northern Ontario highways to help spread the message.

Forest 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, Ontario.

SFI Annual Conference

SFI 2017 Annual Meeting
The 2017 SFI Annual Conference was hosted within our Implementation Committee area (Ottawa) September 27-29, 2017.  

Conference Summary

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

SFI Implementation committee 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.
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SFI Sets a Guinness World Records Title One Tree at a Time:  Officially Amazing

CCSIC at 65th Forest Ontario Annual Conference

CCSIC Conferences
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
CCSIC meeting
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.

SFI 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.

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