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2021 OPFA Virtual Conference

From: April 6, 2021 6:00 pm

To: April 8, 2021 4:00 pm

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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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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: All previous Webinars are also archived there....
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