Advocacy and Communications

As the leading voice of Ontario's forest industry, the OFIA works with all levels of government to represent and champion the diverse interests of Ontario forest products sector and bioeconomy.

Our work includes government relations, policy development, research, coalition building, media relations and more.


Apart from a wide range of opportunities provided by Provincial and Federal entities, OFIA also represents its member companies by forming partnerships and speaking at various events organized by organizations such as the University of Toronto, the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Ontario government pre-budget consultations, and Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA).

Social and Traditional Media

The OFIA uses a variety of communication channels to keep the public informed, including social media platforms, printed articles in newspapers and trade publications, radio, and media coverage on CBC, TVO, and CTV. The OFIA publishes a biannual newsletter and collaborates with stakeholders and Indigenous communities to issue media releases.
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