Caribou Forum

March 11, 2020


About the Forum

Communities, environmental organizations, Indigenous peoples, all levels of government, academia and the forest sector have a shared interest to create healthy forests, while providing the economic base necessary to support forestry communities across the country.

With the launch of FSC’s new forest management standard, this is the time for us to work together in order to accelerate caribou conservation and ensure that FSC’s standard is a success on the ground.

During the forum we will explore how existing best management practices and future action that will provide pathways for fostering conditions for the successful uptake of FSC Canada’s new forest management standard.


Key Takeaways

  • An overview of caribou context across Canada
  • Review of the caribou related requirements in FSC Canada’s National Forest Management Standard
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas and innovative solutions for certificate holders to successfully implement caribou related requirements
  • Hear from forest managers on what they are doing to meet FSC’s caribou requirements

Schedule & Agenda

Time Agenda
9:00 WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS, & SPIRITUAL OPENING

Speakers:
  • David Flood, FSC Canada Board of Directors, Aboriginal Chamber
  • Francois Dufresne, President, FSC Canada
9:50-10:45 FORESTRY & CARIBOU IN CANADA

Woodland Caribou was listed under the Species at Risk Act as threatened in June 2003 when the Act came into force. In October 2012, the Government of Canada published the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou. Learn about the current national and provincial health of herds, policy trends and approaches for addressing the Species at Risk Act for woodland caribou.

Speakers:
  • Steve Morison, Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Chris Wedeles, Arborvitae
10:45-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:00 PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS - LEADERSHIP

With the launch of FSC’s new Forest Management Standard, FSC-certified forest management companies have been hard at work addressing multiple requirements including how to manage for woodland caribou. Through this process we have seen companies taking a leadership role in working with government, Indigenous communities and other players to find solutions. Hear how some of these companies are navigating the requirements and what this looks like in other parts of Canada.

Speakers:
  • Kevin Gillis, Mistik Management
  • Dave Lepage, Les Chantiers Chibougamau Ltée
  • Elston Dzus, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:00 PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS - INNOVATION

The forest and forest product sectors are dynamically evolving. During this session hear how companies and others are using unique approaches to influence markets and increase the uptake of FSC certification.

Speakers:
  • Manuel Ceja, Procter & Gamble
  • Andre Gravel, Domtar
  • Dwight Sutherland, Taykwa Tagamou Nation
2:00-3:00 PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS - COLLABORATION

Conservation has its greatest success when management and stewardship work together. Hear from environmental groups about opportunities where industry and conservationists are working together for caribou conservation and exploring new ways for finding incentives to conserve.

Speakers:
  • Anna Baggio, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
  • Pier-Olivier Boudreault, SNAP Québec
  • James Snider, World Wildlife Fund Canada
3:15-3:45 PERSPECTIVES FROM LEADERS ACROSS CHAMBERS

Hear the perspective from the Aboriginal, Social, Environmental and Economic chambers on challenges and opportunities for accelerating caribou conservation through FSC certification.

Speakers:
  • Lorraine Rekmans, Aboriginal Chamber
  • Julee Boan, FSC Environmental Chamber member
  • Elston Dzus, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
3.45-4:45 REGIONAL DISCUSSIONS

Join one of our break-out sessions broken-down by geographic regions of Canada (Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes) to identify key issues/challenges in the region in managing for woodland caribou and brainstorm solutions.
4:45-5:00 CLOSING

Speakers:
  • David Flood, FSC Canada Board of Directors, Aboriginal Chamber
  • Francois Dufresne, President, FSC Canada
5.30-8:00 COCKTAIL

Join us for some cocktails and appetizers following the forum and get to know your fellow participants.

Venue

Double Tree Hotel
925 Dixon Road
Toronto Ontario
M9W 1J8


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Questions?

Please contact Marie-France Thompson, m.thompson at ca.fsc point org


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