Free to Grow campaign receives new support to bring underrepresented groups into forestry

September 13, 2021
The Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Centre for Social Intelligence have received over $500K in federal funding to bring more women and under-represented groups into the forestry sector. The funds will allow for the continuation of the Free to Grow project, which was launched in 2018, and enable the initiative to have a greater impact. "We were just over the moon and very excited about this," said CIF Director Mark Pearson. Pearson added that, while it is difficult to track the impact thus far given the short timeframe, “what we have noticed is a significant level of awareness that's happening. Companies are getting engaged in the issue." CBC (National)