Women in Forestry 2023
March 7, 2023 at
Diversifying forestry’s workforce is a pressing business issue for companies of all sizes across Canada. Encouraging women and people of all backgrounds to consider a career in the forest industry will mean big changes to how companies recruit, train, and retain their employees.
Canadian Forest Industries, Pulp & Paper Canada, Canadian Biomass and Opérations Forestières et de Scierie are once again hosting a digital day of discussion around gender and diversity in the forest sector.
Join us March 7 as we welcome back hundreds of forestry changemakers – women and men who are looking for inspiration and advice on fostering inclusion in our industry and reaping all the innovation that comes from it.
This year’s summit will again be truly national, with speakers from across Canada and French-English simultaneous interpretation available for all presentations.
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11:00am - 11:10amSpeakers:
Welcome and opening remarks
- Maria Church, managing editor, Forestry Group
- Jennifer Ellson, editor of Canadian Forest Industries
- Sukanya Ray Gosh, editor of Pulp & Paper Canada
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeakers:
Women in Energy Transformation: Key learnings and opportunities
- Linda Coady, President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries
- Elizabeth Shirt, President, Globe Series
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeakers: Kelly Cooper, Founder and President, Centre for Social Intelligence
Panel discussion: The secret weapon to success on DEI
- Tina Rasmussen, Chief Business Officer, Meadow Lake Tribal Council Industrial Investments
- Kyle Broome, Partner, Cabin Resource Management
- Adrienne Maskalyk, Vice-President Forestry, GeoVerra
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeakers: Heather Boyd, Executive Director, Forestry Sector Council
Strategies for recruiting a more diverse workforce
Employers need every advantage they can get to support recruitment efforts in this highly competitive labour market. This session will touch on what diversity is and why it is vital in the workplace. Forestry Sector Council’s Heather Boyd will cut to the chase, sharing today's current strategies and best practices to help you recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeaker: Shyla O’Donnell, Operations Lead, SOAR Professional Services
An Indigenous view on inclusion in forestry
Registered professional forester Shyla O’Donnell is a strong advocate for forest stewardship and Indigenous rights. Now working with an Indigenous owned and led consulting company dedicated to supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, O’Donnell will answer questions about what Indigenous inclusion in forestry looks like to her, and what that means for forest management across the country.
On DEMAND VIDEOModerator:Haleigh Callison, Lumber Trader – Cedar Specialist, Olympic Industries
Panel discussion: From the floor
- Lana Love, Field Operator, Arbios Biotech
- Cynthia Larose, Regional Operations Manager, Cascades Récupération
- Ann-Marie Baron, OH&S Manager, Lemare Group
- Hanen Abd, Plant Manager, Stella-Jones
On DEMAND VIDEOModerator: Maria Church, Managing Editor, Annex Forestry Group
Q&A session: Ask the boss
- Molly Hudson, Director of Sustainability, Mosaic Forest Management
- Jimmie Hodgson, Senior Manager, Forestry Operations, Mosaic Forest Management
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeaker: Doug Reid, President of the Canadian Institute of Forestry
Free to Lead: Empowering the Forest Sector to Take Action on DEI
What is Free to Grow in Forestry, how did we get started, and what's next? Listen to Doug Reid, President of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and Free to Grow in Forestry Co-Lead give a brief overview presentation: "Free to Lead – Empowering the Forest Sector to Take Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."
On DEMAND VIDEOSpeakers:
Towards a More Inclusive Forestry Future
- Kathy Abusow, President and CEO, SFI Inc.
- Lorraine Cobiness, President, Miisun Integrated Resource Management
Frequently Asked Questions About Women in Forestry 2023
When & Where?Women in Forestry 2023 will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on March 7, 2023 at 11:00am EST.
There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.
Why Virtual?The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.
What’s Included?Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.
How do I access?We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of March 7, 2023.
If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.