Governance

Representing social, economic and environmental interests

(© FSC AC)© FSC ACFSC members are fundamental to the organization and its vision. Diverse economic, social and environmental interests share decision-making authority, bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system.

Decision-making within FSC takes place by members around the world. International Members are divided into chambers (Environmental, Social, and Economic), with an additional, Aboriginal Peoples chamber in Canada, each with equal voting power. The purpose of the chamber structure is to maintain the balance of voting power between different interests.


Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors, which is accountable to the members, is elected by the members. The FSC Canada Board of Directors is elected by members resident in Canada. The FSC Canada Board consists of 8 individuals, 2 from each chamber (Aboriginal Peoples, Social, Environmental and Economic) and serve for a consecutive 2-year term. Learn more about the current FSC Canada Board of Directors.


Annual General Meeting

Each year FSC Canada hosts an Annual General Meeting where newly elected Board of Directors are announced and members are informed of previous and future activities. It is also an opportunity for the members to receive an update on the organization’s financial status and vote on any resolutions that have been proposed.


FSC International

General Assembly

FSC Members gather every three years at the General Assembly, FSC’s highest decision-making body, to make key decisions regarding FSC’s future. Motions are proposed by one member, and seconded by two or more, and then voted on by members around the world. Once a motion has passed, FSC International staff will develop a work plan and execute the project. FSC international will work with National Offices for projects that have a global impact. Learn more about the 2017 General Assembly.


Board of Directors

The FSC International Board of Directors is elected by all members globally. The FSC International Board consists of 9 individuals, 3 from each chamber (Social, Environmental, and Economic).


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