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This special e-newsletter highlighting stories on women in the forestry sector is brought to you by Canadian Forest Industries, Pulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass. Watch for our second e-newsletter on Thursday this week.

Moving forestry forward through diversity and inclusion

Diversifying forestry’s workforce is a pressing business issue for companies of all sizes across Canada. Join us March 8 for our second annual Women in Forestry Virtual Summit to discuss ways to move the industry forward.

Leading fearlessly: Q&A with Emily Dou, new product development supervisor at Domtar

Emily Dou has spent her entire student and work life in the pulp and paper industry, first in China and then in Canada.

Leaving a legacy: Q&A with RPF and consultant Riet Verheggen

Riet Verheggen is a forest industry and public servant veteran and she has a few honest, out-of-the-box tips for women who want to make their mark on the industry.

A fulfilling career: Q&A with the BC Forest Safety Council’s Cherie Whelan

For the past three decades, Cherie Whelan has worked in the health and safety sector across multiple industries.
Featured News 

VIDEO: CFS looks at improving gender representation and diversity in the forest sector

The federal government’s budget of 2019 directed Natural Resources Canada to address gender and other representation gaps within the forest sector workforce. Natural Resources Canada’s Jean-Sébastien Chevrier and Pierre-Olivier Bonin describe how the Canadian Forest Service took an evidence-based approach to the budget directive. » Read more...

VIDEO: Q&A with West Fraser forester Julie Dinsdale

Julie Dinsdale found a fit in forestry knowing she didn’t want an average desk job. She is now a registered professional forester with West Fraser responsible for B.C. forestry and Indigenous relations. In her work she has found a new passion for helping reshape the forest industry. » Read more...

Being a change-maker: Q&A with Kelly Parfitt, manager of engineering and capital for Canfor Pulp

Kelly Parfitt’s passion for engineering and her knowledge of the industry from an early age paved the path for her career in pulp and paper. » Read more...

Starting a family: Q&A with woodlands operations supervisor Krysta Phillips

Krysta Phillips is a woodlands operations supervisor in Ontario and a new mom of four-month-old Jax. » Read more...

Take a chance on yourself: Q&A with Drax’s Mona Jacob

Mona Jacob has been involved in the forest products sector for over 20 years, starting in sawmilling operations. Two months ago, she became the plant manager at Drax Group’s Burns Lake, B.C. pellet plant. » Read more...

Women in Forestry Virtual Summit 2022

Location: Online
Date: March 8, 2022
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RNG Forum 2022

Location: Drummondville, Que.
Date: April 5-7, 2022
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