Aboriginal Forestry Initiative
- A new approach to Aboriginal forestry
- Emerging trends and opportunities
- Aboriginal economic development in forestry
A new approach to Aboriginal forestry
The Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (AFI) represents a new Government of Canada approach to foster enhanced Aboriginal participation in the competitive and sustainable transformation of Canada’s forest sector.
Through the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada leads the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative, in partnership with over 15 federal departments and agencies. The AFI supports the Government of Canada’s Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development.
With a focus on economic development, the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative empowers Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the forest sector, by serving as a knowledge centre for Aboriginal forestry and forest sector innovation, and to facilitate knowledge exchange and coordination of federal and other support to opportunity-ready Aboriginal forestry projects and partnerships.