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Winter 2017

IFIT extended
The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program offers non-repayable contributions to successful applicants in the Canadian forestry industry to implement innovative, first-in-kind technologies in their facilities. The goal of the program is to provide funding for projects at the pilot to commercialization phase, with the intent of helping these technologies get to market.

Since 2010, the Program has issued three separate calls for proposals. This has resulted in funding being provided to 28 projects to date with 80% of them creating new products or diversifying product offerings at Canadian companies. These projects include bioenergy, biomaterials, biochemicals and next generation building products. They are true Canadian innovation success stories.

In June 2017, the Government of Canada announced it would extend the IFIT program with $55 million in funding over three years (starting in 2017-2018). This continued commitment will help bring the next wave of innovation to market and will solidify Canada’s position as a leader in forest industry transformation.

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Winter 2017 News:
• IFIT extended
• EACOM Timber acquires Anthony-EACOM
• Canadian mining sector’s clean resources proposal shortlisted
• Ottawa launches new mass timber construction program
• Unifor plans for a strong forestry future if all stakeholders act now
NRC releases State of Canada’s Forests report
New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level

• New Gold achieves commercial production at Rainy River
• First Cobalt reports high-grade cobalt at Silver Banner mine
Forest sector welcomes NRC’s Clean Growth Program


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