Sustainable Growth: 
Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy

A 2018 study commissioned for the United Nations indicates that the global demand for forest products is expected to increase by more than 30% by 2030.

Growing a Stronger, Greener Ontario

On August 20, 2020, the Ontario Government launched Sustainable Growth: Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy (FSS) (the Strategy), with a vision to reduce barriers and costs, attract investment and innovation to promote economic growth, and create jobs, while ensuring high standards of sustainable forest management. 

An ambitious plan for growth, as outlined in Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy, a well-managed forest resource, and an "open for business" attitude has formed the groundwork for an incredible green economic growth opportunity in northern, rural, and Indigenous communities across the province. The Strategy includes a commitment to utilizing the full annual allowable cut (AAC) of 30 million m3 by 2030, sustainably doubling the sector's current footprint.

Ontario's forest sector has played an important role in its past and is essential to its economic, social, and environmental well-being. The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) firmly believes that by utilizing working forests and policies like Sustainable Growth: Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy, we can build a brighter future for the province.

To learn more about Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy, visit: Sustainable Growth: Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy