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Celebrating women: Q&A with Tolko Industries’ Janis Simpkins

February 27, 2023  By Alberta Forest Products Association

Alberta Forest Products Association’s Aspen Dudzic sits down with Janis Simpkins, the vice-president of Indigenous and government relations and sSustainability with Tolko Industries Ltd.  Janis is also the newest addition to the AFPA Board of Directors.

Janis and Aspen dig into what Janis is up to in her new role as she explores big topics like sustainability and shares her journey to learn more about Indigenous communities and become a partner in reconciliation. In this podcast, Janis and Aspen also share some personal notes about their relationship and how inspired they are to see so many remarkable women growing into leadership roles in the sector.

This article is part of CFIPulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass’ Women in Forestry series, an annual celebration of women in the industry. Find more content here and follow us on social media with the hashtag: #WomeninForestry.


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