Canadian Forest Service Publications

Les entreprises forestières autochtones du Québec. 2017. Proulx, C.; Beaudoin, J.-M.; Nadeau, S.; Bouthillier , L.; LeBel, L.; Wyatt, S. Université Laval, Québec, Qc. 104 pp.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 38139

Language: French

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This study provides a snapshop of 28 aboriginal forestry companies in Quebec. The results demonstrate that these companies generally employ less than 49 workers, and that most have been in business for over five years. Though these companies cater to a small customer base and operate mainly on the local market, they play an important role in the development of their communities, especially through the jobs they create.

The results also show that these businesses have multiple objectives that seek to strike a balance between economic growth, protection of the environment, and community development. They hope to increase their business and diversify their operations in the years to come.

The information gathered in this study can help to improve the various programs targeting aboriginal forestry businesses. The companies themselves could benefit from it, and it could foster the development of business relationships with non-aboriginal companies.