Since launch of this program in 2007, FPInnovations has been helping Aboriginal communities develop or enhance forestry and wood products businesses.
The FPInnovations network of industrial advisors, scientists, economists and technologists, has expertise throughout the entire forestry value chain from resource development, resource extraction and manufacturing
Accessing the Program
Communities that are interested in accessing the Aboriginal Forestry Support Program should contact us.
Aboriginal Forestry Support Program
At FPInnovations, the world’s leading not-for-profit forest sector research organization, we’re helping Aboriginal communities to create jobs and wealth through our Aboriginal Forestry Support Program.
The program, aimed at expanding the number of Aboriginal communities involved in the Forestry and wood products industry, is financially supported by the provincial governments of Alberta and British Columbia and by Western Economic Diversification Canada.
What Our Partners Say
“Over the past few years, it has been my pleasure dealing with FPInnovations. They have helped my company in everything from reorganizing and updating our policies to training my management team. The honest, straight-to-the-point advice and suggestions were greatly appreciated. The employees sent to my location by FPInnovations were very professional, informative and they had or retrieved all the answers to our questions.”
“The team of FPInnovations travelled to our community to do an assessment of our sawmill operation. After much discussion and collaboration, we were able to develop a product which utilized as much of the off-cuts of the sawmill as possible. These are value-added products that without the input of FPInnovations would not have been developed into a potentially marketable product.”
“Esk’etemc received an immediate response to our request for assistance to support start-up activities for our Band sawmill. We believe that through FPInnovation’s high-quality advice and hands-on equipment selection, mill layout, marketing intelligence and marketing opportunities, we will move towards becoming a full partner in forestry with increased employment and real community benefits.”