Wood Business

Virtual Event
Women in Forestry 2022
March 8, 2022 at 11:00am EST


Supporting inclusion and diversity is how the Canadian forest sector can thrive. 
Free to Grow in Forestry (FTG) aims to create a diverse and inclusive work force that provides the foundation for a thriving forest sector and healthy communities. Spearheaded by the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Centre for Social Intelligence, we’re working to promote diversity and achieve gender equality and meaningful inclusion of underrepresented groups (women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians, visible minorities, 2SLGBTQ+, and people living with disabilities) at all levels from technical to executive level positions in the forest sector.

A podcast working to move #ForestryForward

Today’s forest sector is changing, and many organizations are making strides toward implementing inclusion and diversity measures and recruiting underrepresented groups. But, there’s more work to be done. Join us as we hear from a variety of experts, individuals, and organizations across the forest sector and beyond sharing their stories and experiences on inclusion and diversity in forestry.

Listen to the Free to Grow in Forestry Podcast here!

Working to make sure that there’s room for everyone in forestry.

Everyone in the forest sector should be “free to grow” to reach their full potential, no matter what their position, culture or gender is. Working together to transform workplace culture is good for the bottom line. Through Free to Grow in Forestry, we want to make sure that there is room for everyone in the forest sector. Use the hashtag #ForestryForward on social media and tag us to show your support!

Take action here!

Resources to learn more and take action.

Are you looking to eliminate resistance in the workplace or become an inclusive leader? Want to learn more about the accomplishments of Indigenous women in the forest sector? Wondering how to become an ally? Check out Free to Grow in Forestry’s resources page to learn more on the importance of inclusion and diversity and how you can take action.

Learn more here!

We all have a role to play in making our forest sector a place where everyone has the support they need to succeed and thrive. Together, we can move #ForestryForward.



Visit us at: www.freetogrowinforestry.ca/