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Forests Ontario’s annual conference to advocate for healthy, sustainable forests


February 10, 2020
By Forests Ontario

Forests Ontario’s annual conference, the largest forest sector conference in Ontario, will take place on Feb. 14 in Alliston, Ont. The theme of “We the Forest” will delve into how individuals and organizations can speak on behalf of forests and collaborate for their long-term health.

Forests Ontario’s conference will bring together landowners, educators, forest sector professionals, Indigenous leaders, municipal representatives, and students.

The conference will feature local exhibitors, a charity auction, and an awards ceremony recognizing important contributors to forestry.

WHAT: Forests Ontario’s annual conference and awards ceremony

WHO: Some of the most prominent and compelling voices in the forestry and forest products sector, including:

  • Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada
  • Carol Phillips, partner at Moriyama and Teshima Architects, fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, member of the Markham and TCHC Design Review Panels.
  • Larry McDermott, executive director of Plenty Canada, comprehensive claim representative for Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, member of the International Indigenous Forum for Biodiversity the Canadian Environmental Network, UNESCO, and the Ontario Recovery Strategy for the American Eel
  • Jennifer Court, executive director of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
  • Dan Rowlinson, provincial lead of the forest health monitoring program
  • Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, co-ordinator of the Arboriculture program at Fleming College, co-founder of the Women in Trees conference, and professor of Urban Forestry, Forestry, and Arboriculture
  • And many more!

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Registration starts at 8 a.m. Sessions run from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre

6015 ON-89 Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1A4

Learn more at www.forestsontario.ca.