Members, partners and collaborators
A cornerstone of the Canadian forest innovation system is the innovation hub.
FPInnovations has been a catalyst in creating an innovation hub for the forest sector involving the industry, governments, universities, suppliers and the innovation capacity of FPInnovations.
The hub brings together stakeholders with diversified backgrounds who share one common bond – to see the industry thrive through the development and deployment of innovation and what that means for a sustainable future.
A place where things come together, the hub enables the convergence of three essential strengths for our sector’s future development and market alignment, namely: industry initiative and capital, innovative R&D and engineering resources, and financial support from government partners.
The innovation hub has been playing a key role in achieving a common vision of a Canadian forest products industry that powers Canada’s new economy by being green, innovative and open to the world, as well as a place to grow and prosper.
FPInnovations entertains a special collaboration with Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), its goals and vision. FPInnovations fully supports FPAC's vision 20/20.
- INDUSTRY MEMBERS
- FIRST NATIONS
(Members list October, 2016) + WFORG Members and Partners + PIT Members + Allied Partners
- Government of Canada
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Provinces and territories
- + Government of Alberta
- Government of British Columbia
- Government of Manitoba
- Government of New Brunswick
- Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Government of Northwest Territories
- Government of Nova Scotia
- Government of Ontario
- Government of Québec
- Government of Saskatchewan
- Government of Yukon
- + Transport Canada
- + Transports Québec
(As at March 4, 2015)+
WFORG Members and Partners
570, boul. St-Jean
Pointe-Claire (QC) H9R 3J9
FORAC Research Consortium
1065, av. de la Médecine
Quebec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
119 Ross Avenue, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0N6
(en anglais seulement)
Forest Products Association of Canada
Suite 410–99 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6B9
Canadian Wood Council
99 Bank Street,
Suite 400, Ottawa,
Ontario K1P 6B9
Homeowner Protection Office
Branch of BC Housing
Suite 650 – 4789 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 0A3
Centre d’expertise sur la construction commerciale en bois
Quebec Wood Export Bureau
979, avenue de Bourgogne
Québec (Québec) G1W 2L4
Centre for research & innovation
in the bio-economy
Suite C134, Shuniah Building
1450 Nakina Drive
Thunder Bay, ON
Wood enterprise coalition
Coalition BOIS Québec
979, avenue de Bourgogne
Québec (Québec) G1W 2L4
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)
Telephone: 306 787-9210
Telephone: 1-888-XPORTSK (9767875)
The Forest Innovation by Research and Education—FIBRE— is an organization that was established in October 2011 to build synergies among eight university networks funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that are part of the NSERC Forest Sector R&D Initiative. As major partners of FPInnovations, these university networks have become key players within the forest sector innovation system to help transform the Canadian forestry sector. Their role in the training of highly qualified professionals is crucial at a time when the sector faces major workforce challenges.
Of the eight networks under FIBRE, seven are NSERC strategic networks: ForValueNet Network and Value Chain Optimization Network (both led by Laval University); Bioconversion Network (led by University of Guelph and University of British Columbia); LignoWorks (led by University of British Columbia); Green Fibre Network (led
by McGill University); Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network (led by McMaster University); and NEWBuildS (led by University of New Brunswick). The eighth network, ArboraNano—the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network—is a Business-led Centre of Excellence.
FIBRE’s mandate comes from a partnership comprised of FPInnovations, NRCan, NSERC, and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
Technical and business development support with First Nations communities continue to be a priority in FPInnovations’ efforts to build a viable and sustainable forestry sector across the country.
Technical support has been on-going for many years, most notably in provinces such as BC where FPInnovations’ BC First Nations Technical Support Program has been working with numerous Aboriginal communities since 2006.
In other parts of the country such as Québec and Labrador, cooperation agreements between FPInnovations, the First Nations of Québec and Labrador and Forêt modèle du Lac-Saint-Jean have been signed. They are considered to be an important first step in the acquisition and the sharing of technical knowledge in the fields of forestry operations, silviculture, transportation, primary and secondary transformation, and bioenergy.
And in Saskatchewan, work has been done with Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Saskatchewan government to help Aboriginal peoples and communities in Saskatchewan improve entrepreneurial efforts necessary tor marketplace success.
FPInnovations hopes to build on its experience with aboriginal communities and continue to grow its business relationships with First Nations groups in need of technical expertise.