CWF Membership Information and Benefits

Be a part of one of the few forest industry organizations committed to helping you pursue your professional development goals, grow your business and expand your network!


Value-Added Opportunities to meet the needs and priorities of today’s woodlands operations!

Successful Meetings & Conferences

Stay informed and connected through the many activities organized by the CWF such as the annual spring and fall meetings, our flagship Demo International Equipment Show, seminars and problem-solving workshops, and woodlands tours. You and your business benefit by:

  • Staying informed
  • Expanding knowledge base and awareness
  • Saving money
  • Supporting continuing education and professionalism
  • Member discounts on event registration
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Supporting Contractor Training and Professional Development

The CWF’s High Performance Logging program offers hands-on, tailored training and professional development aimed to provide solutions for improving operational efficiency and business performance for today’s forestry contractors. Tap into resources and expertise for success.

Promoting the Future of the Forestry Sector

To prosper in the future, the forest industry needs a solid reputation; the CWF supports activism in the forestry sector through programs such as:

  • Log a Load for Kids Canada; a national fundraising program sponsored by the CWF in support of local children’s hospital foundations.
  • The Forests Worth Knowing – Atlantic Teachers’ Tour; an annual event where the CWF leads the coordination to bring 35-40 teachers to visit the woods and learn about forest management, science, technology, manufacturing and careers in the sector.
  • Forestry Contractor of the Year Award; an annual award recognizing forestry contractors who exhibit outstanding business, safety, forest operations performance and community outreach.
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Keeping Members Informed & Connected

  • The FORUM Newsletters – practical information on workplace safety, cost-savings tips, best practices industry updates, and much more.
  • Social Media channels have become a valued portal for sourcing information,sharing CWF activities and current industry updates.
  • The CWF Website – highlighting upcoming events and programs, success stories, professional development opportunities, member recognition and benefits.

Saving Your Business Money!

The CWF Group Benefits program is a great way to provide your employees with competitive health and medical benefits and provide you with peace of mind in running your business. A great opportunity to attract and retain your skilled & valued employees. Learn more

The Canadian Woodlands Forum – serving members of the wood supply chain!

The CWF is the ONLY forest industry organization providing a network for forestry contractors, forest product companies, suppliers and equipment manufacturers, allied organizations and on-the-ground forestry personnel.

Membership Classes

Forestry Contractor 

An individual, partnership or body corporate engaged in contracting services for forestry or logging activities, provided such contracting party does not engage in processing as its primary activity.

We’re here to help you succeed in your business through our programs and services, aimed to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, & recruit and retain members of your team.

Associate Organization $400

Includes government departments, associations, academia, trade magazines and R&D organizations.

Associate Dealer/Supplier $500

Defined as a company who distributes equipment and supplies, or is a supplier of services i.e. insurance, financing.

Regular Member

An individual actively engaged in the forest-based industries, or in an organization closely related thereto; or in a scientific institution; or trad school relating to forestry; or with a consulting firm in the field of forestry.

Associate Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

In addition to supporting the mission of the CWF, your membership and participation will help expand your network with forestry contractors and the forestry sector, increase sales and present opportunities to promote your brand of equipment, products and services.

OEM (Large)

A large OEM is a company who manufactures equipment/products and has worldwide operations.

OEM (Medium)

A medium OEM is a manufacturer and has national operations.

OEM (Small)

A small OEM is a manufacturer with operations within a region.

Contractor (11+ employees) FREE

A company contracting its services to the forest-based industries.(Silviculture, harvesting and trucking).

Contractor (4-10 employees) FREE

A company contracting its services to the forest-based industries.(Silviculture, harvesting and trucking).

Contractor (1-3 employees)

A company contracting its services to the forest-based industries.(Silviculture, harvesting and trucking).

Industrial Wood Consumers & Land Manager/Owners*

An Industrial Wood Consumer Member – defined as a company with forest operations supplying or receiving raw material to a processing facility (including but not limited to pulp and paper mills, sawmills, Oriented Strand Board mills, veneer mills, Medium Density Fiber panel mills, energy plants, etc.);

An Industrial Land Manager/Owner means an owner or lessor of forest lands where such land holdings exceed 4,000 hectares in total who is actively engaged in the management of such lands either directly or through the services of a third party, for the purpose of engaging in forestry or logging activities.

*Your corporate membership not only supports the mission of the CWF, but also provides professional development benefits to your woodlands team and forestry contractors who work in your operations.

Please contact us to discuss details for the Industrial Wood Consumer and Land Manager Owner Class