Journeys start with the conscious choice to change.


This year Canada is celebrating its first ever gender equality week from September 23 – 29, 2018 and Canfor, West Fraser, Tolko and Resolute are joining together to drive the conversation forward.

In conjunction with the federal government’s initiative, we are showcasing women across our industry. Women are actively changing the face of
forestry, working as maintenance supervisors, engineers, tradespeople and more.

We know there is still a lot of work to be done by our companies to improve gender equality, and we are united in our commitment to do more.

During the week we will feature stories of women and how working in forestry enhances their lives. Career progression, mentorship and work-life
balance are the foundations for our companies to build truly diverse and inclusive workplaces.


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Joan

“Pulp mills offer the opportunity to get involved in various aspects which include process, mechanical, capital and innovation activities.”

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Nadia

“I like that I have moved across the country from Ontario to Alberta and BC, and have been able to find forestry work where ever I go.”

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Rashelle

“Getting into forestry was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The experiences and skills that I have obtained so far have been great.”

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Madi

“I’ve learned so much in a
year, and I know there are more opportunities
to explore.”

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Lana

“In six and a half years I was able to experience production work, learn a trade and then advance my career to a management position.”


 

Sari

“I like everything about wood! It’s a renewable, organic substance, full of character and warmth. What’s not to love about it?”

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Carmen

“I like the extensive opportunities for learning, growth & advancement in the field.”


 

jillian

“It is ever changing and requires me to stay on my toes. I love that I learn new things every single day!”


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Trina

“My role in the industry challenges me – there is such a vast spectrum of knowledge and skills that are needed within my job on a daily basis.”


 

helen

“Tolko offers diverse jobs and careers. They offer training, development and apprenticeship programs. They offer good wages.”

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Amanda

“I am able to get outside and explore the nature around me, while I help create sustainable healthy forests for the generations to come.”


 

Becky

“I find that the forest products industry shows respect to female employees. A career in forestry can be interesting and rewarding at the same time.”


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