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Feds invest $550K in forestry initiative to support jobs for underrepresented groups

August 11, 2021  By Ellen Cools

The government of Canada is investing $550,383 in the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) for a 33-month long project that will help women and other underrepresented groups recover from the impact of COVID-19 by addressing systemic change issues.

Mark Pearson, executive director of CIF-IFC, says in a statement: “The Canadian Institute of Forestry in partnership with the Centre for Social Intelligence are energized to learn of this funding.

“These resources will support the advancement and employment of women and other underrepresented groups through the acceleration of the Free to Grow in Forestry initiative – leading transformational change in the forest sector and providing employment opportunities for Canada’s increasingly diverse population.


“This will not only support individual Canadians, but it will also help to strengthen the performance of the forest sector and Canada’s economic competitiveness in a global market economy.”

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