Growing a stronger, greener Ontario.

The trade association representing Ontario's forest products sector.
2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission

A Partner in Sustainability and Economic Prosperity

Since 2018, the forest industry has invested $3.6 billion dollars into Ontario. Autonomous vehicles and drones, robotics, advanced chemicals, machine learning, optimization, and artificial intelligence are now commonplace across our industry's operations. The pace of change and innovation will only increase as our industry meets increasing global demand for sustainable and low-carbon forest products.

Ontario's Forest Statistics

Key indicators of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of Ontario's sustainable forest management program and circular bio-economy.
Over

5x

Forests Reached
More Than

70 Million

Trees Planted
Growing

142,000

More Jobs
Over

4000

Ecosystems Saved
Reached

40

Different Communities
0 Billion Dollars
Annual Revenue From Forest Manufacturing
(2022)
0
Direct, Indirect & Induced Jobs
(2023)
0
Hectares of Productive Forest
(2022)
0
Cubic Metres Harvested Annually
(2021)
0
Number of Trees Planted Annually
(2021)
0
Tonnes of carbon stored in Ontario wood products 
About the Organization

About the OFIA

At OFIA, we are proud to be the leading voice of Ontario's vibrant forest sector and sustainable bio-economy. For over 80 years, we have been committed to promoting sustainable forest management practices, driving innovation, and fostering a strong and resilient forest sector in the province.

Our mission is simple: to support and advocate for the interests of our members and the broader forest industry, ensuring a thriving, balanced, and environmentally responsible future for Ontario's forests.
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Our Members

Media Inquiries and Getting in Contact

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