Annual Forestry Conference – Ontario Professional Foresters Association
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58th Annual Conference and General Meeting
April 8-10, 2015
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre – On-Line, Phone
Our 2015 Theme is: Modern Forestry -The New Diversity – increasing importance of urban forests on the social, political and ecological agendas, raising awareness of forestry business and the green workforce in supporting our economy and our environment in cities, rural areas and northern Ontario.
AGM AGENDA & SUPPORTING MATERIALS
Attached Notice of Meeting & Proxy Form, Annual Report, Resolution Form, ByLaw Changes
Day I- Wednesday 8, 2015
8:00 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Tour bus leaves the Sheraton Hotel. Lunch en route.
Tour of Forest Management in Guild Park and Gardens. Located on the Scarborough Bluffs.
Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks St.
Tour of the research labs with Professor Sandy Smith.
Presentation by Dr. Mohini Sain, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry on nano biotechnology and forest biomaterials science.
Downtown Forestry Receptions TBC
7:00 PM – Icebreaker at Hotel with cash bar
Day II- Thursday 9, 2015
7:30 AM – CIF Breakfast
8:00 AM– Coffee and Registration, Exhibits Open
9:15 AM – Gary Sault, Ojibway elder from Mississauga’s New Credit Nation
9:20 AM – Anne Koven, OPFA conference co-chair opening remarks
9:25 AM – Remarks by Minister Mauro, MNRF TBC
Session I – ‘Modern Forestry- the new diversity’
9:45 AM – Fred Pinto OPFA Executive Director remarks
10:00 AM – Coffee Break and view exhibits.
Session II- Urban Forestry
10:15 AM – Brian DePratto, TD Bank, Environmental Economist on the valuing of urban forests
11:15 AM – Philip Van Wassenaer: How does the OPFA support urban forestry?
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:15 PM – Moss Consulting on Sustainable Biomass Partnership Standards and Audits
1:45 PM – New Building Codes TBC
2:15 PM – Ontario Forest Products Company Presentation TBC
2:45 PM – Coffee Break
3:00 PM – Gavin Mackenzie with Davis Law on the topic of professional conduct, discipline, legal framework for self-regulating professions
3:30 PM – MNRF update on current and impending trade issues.
4:00 PM – OPFA AGM
6:15 PM – Banquet and Awards Ceremony – cash bar.
Day III- Friday 10, 2015
7:30 AM – Forestry Futures Breakfast
8:00 AM – Coffee and Registration
9:00 AM – Bill Thornton, Deputy Minister, MNRF
9:15 AM – Gord Cumming, Chief Forester of Algonquin Forestry Authority, on the multi-uses of Algonquin Park.
9:50 AM – Jessica Kaknevicius, Forests Ontario on communicating forestry and the importance of community engagement and outreach
10:15 AM – Ala Boyd, MNRF on Ontario’s proposed new Invasive Species Act
10:45 AM – Urban Forestry Invasive Species Panel: Toronto, York, Oakville, Tree Canada, and London discuss local work. Dilhari Fernando, Executive Director, Invasive Species Centre will moderate the panel.
11:45 AM – Meeting closing remarks and thanks.
12:00 PM – Student/RPF Lunch funded by CIF
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