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OPFA Review of the Professional Foresters Act, 2000

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OPFA Review of the Professional Foresters Act, 2000

OPFA is conducting a scoped review of the Professional Foresters Act, 2000 (PFA) and its Regulation, O. Reg. 145/01 in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). The aim of the review is to provide recommendations to the Government of Ontario which would improve the clarity of the Professional Foresters Act, 2000 and its Regulation. As a citizen of Ontario, you are invited to provide comments and suggestions to the OPFA, which will be shared with the MNRF. You can do so by sending an email to opfa@opfa.ca by January 28th, 2021. Please note that the Government of Ontario is responsible for any changes to provincial laws and regulations. For more information, please see the short video, the Information Sheet and the Question & Answer document provided.
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Implementation of the 2017 Certification Standards for Professional Forestry in Canada has begun!

The 2017 Certification Standards are now being used by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB) in the accreditation process for university programs. In 2021 they will begin to be used in the competency assessment processes- both for the Credential Assessment Process and for Associate Member Limited Scopes of Practice competency assessments. This change will only affect Provisional Members who have not graduated from a CFAB accredited program. For more information, please refer to the information document below, or watch the short video.
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COVID-19 update

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our physical OPFA office is closed. However our staff are working from home, and OPFA Members and the public can continue to contact us using phone and e-mail. Due to our virtual office system, we are able to continue to serve the public without any interruption and there are no additional changes in OPFA services to Members or the public.
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POSTPONED: 2020 OPFA Conference and 63rd Annual General Meeting

From: April 7, 2020 12:00 am

To: April 9, 2020 12:00 am

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Special E-Lecture Series: Responses to Common Questions From 2018 Member’s Survey

This e-lecture answered questions received from the 2018 Members’ Survey. For more information view the: E-Lecture Poster Nov 15, 2018 If you were not able to attend the session, a recording of the e-lecture is available.  
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Navigating the Registration Process:Graduates of CFAB Accredited Programs

This e-lecture is highly recommended if you are a Student or Provisional Member (R.P.F. in Training) of the OPFA and have graduated or will be graduating from a program accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. This e-lecture will provide a step-by-step guide to the requirements you need to meet and documents you need to complete before being approved as a practicing member of the OPFA. For more information view the: E-Lecture Poster CFAB Accredited Programs 2018 08 22 Pre-registration is not required.  If you are not able to attend the session, a recording will be made available.  
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Natural Resources Canada

CFS-GLFC lectures are presented at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) of the Canadian Forest Service (1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON), in the Roberta Bondar Room (A103) at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern time). There is no cost to join this English-only presentation and pre-registration is not required. This lecture series is brought to you by the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC). The presentations are also available as a webinar series where you can view the presentation on-line and listen via telephone in your office. For more detailed information on the lectures or to add your name on our list to receive the invitation and the summary of each lecture, contact the GLFC Publication assistant at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, by e-mail. Within one week of the webinar, the presentation, including the audio recording, will be posted for download at: ftp://ftp.nrcan.gc.ca/cfs/glfc/. All previous Webinars are also archived there....
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