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CWF Benefits and Membership Information

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is one of the few industry organizations committed to helping you by keeping you informed and providing opportunities to communicate and network. If you are a contractor, equipment dealer or manufacturer, a forestry professional employed by the pulp and paper industry, the sawmilling industry, provincial natural resources department or a research organization, and if you want to pursue your professional development goals, the benefits of joining the CWF listed below will help you get started right away.

  • Networking opportunities
  • Staying informed
  • Expanding knowledge base and awareness
  • Saving money
  • Supporting continuing education and professionalism
  • Newsletters full of practical information
  • Woodlands tours
  • Seminars and problem solving workshops covering topics such as: commercial thinning, water quality, ground disturbance, optimizing woof fibre, equipment maintenance, information technology, business management, best management practices and more
  • Contractors’ Roundtable
  • Outstanding Logging Contractor of the Year Awards Program

In order to excel and remain competitive in today’s global economy, companies and organizations need to keep their staff informed of the trends allowing them the opportunity to network, discuss and challenge new ideas, and to develop on a personal level.

Services

  • Organize meetings, seminars, field trips, themed workshops to provide opportunities for information sharing.
  • Facilitate workshops on various industry-related topics such as business management, transportation and mill/supplier relationships.
  • Provide regular communication through our newsletter.
  • Committee development and support to address specific issues as required.
  • Membership directory and resource guide.
  • DEMO International – our live, in the woods show, which takes place every four years.

Programs

 Membership Classes

Industrial Wood Consumers / Industrial Land Management

An Industrial Wood Consumer member is defined as a company with forest operations supplying raw material to a processing facility (pulp and paper mill, sawmill, OSB mill, veneer mill, MDF panels, energy plant, etc.). The annual rates are based on final product produced at the mill the previous year.

An Industrial Land Management member is defined as a company that manages the forest operations on a land base, but does not operate a mill of any kind. Dues are based on total volume of wood cut during a given year.

For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Associate Members

This membership category is split into five different sub-classes based on the size of the company and whether or not they manufacture a product or are distributors of a product or service. The sub-classes are:

Associate Organization

Dues: $400/year

An Associate Organization member includes government departments, associations, academia, trade magazines and R&D organizations.

Associate Dealer/Supplier

Dues: $500/year

An Associate Dealer/Supplier member is defined as a company who distributes equipment and supplies or a supplier of services (i.e.: insurance, capital financing, etc.) For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Associate Large Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Dues: $2,000/year

An Associate Large OEM member is defined as a company who manufactures equipment and has worldwide operations. For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Associate Medium OEM

Dues: $1,000/year

An Associate Medium OEM member is defined as a company who manufactures equipment and has national operations. For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Associate Small OEM

Dues: $500/year

An Associate Small OEM member is defined as a company who manufactures equipment and products within a region. For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Contractors (Corporate)

A contractor member is a company contracting its services to the forest-based industries.(Silviculture, harvesting, trucking)

Silviculture Contractors:
1+ employees          $75.00 + tax

Harvesting/Trucking Contractors:
1 to 3 Employees       $75.00 + tax

4 to 10 Employees   $150.00 + tax

11+ Employees       $300.00 + tax

For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Regular (Individual) Membership

A regular (individual) member is actively engaged in the forest-based industries, or in an organization closely related thereto; or in a scientific institution; or trade school relating to forestry; or with a consulting firm in the field of forestry.

Dues: $75 + taxes/year
For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

Student Membership

A student member is pursuing a course of instruction in a university, technical school or trade school, related to the forest industries. Please attach an official proof of full-time registration for the current academic year.

Dues: $20 + taxes/year
For further information, please contact CWF main office (902) 897-6961.

 

 

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