Each year the Canadian Institute of Forestry presents a number of awards in recognition of outstanding, unique accomplishments to forestry in Canada. Recipients may earn distinction through demonstration of exceptional accomplishments in the field of forestry.
The nomination deadline for all National Awards is May 1st of the nomination year. Please see below for the nomination forms which include information on eligibility criteria and the nomination procedure.
Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry
J. Michael Waldram Memorial Model Forest Fellowship
For all other awards, please see the General Nomination Form.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry proudly continues its recognition of outstanding volunteers. This recognition is part of the CIF’s centenary celebrations that take place at the AGM & Conference. Following is a rationale and summary of criteria.
Our volunteers are the backbone of the CIF. Since 1908, volunteers have played a special role in the growth of the Institute, sharing their time, energy and expertise through activities such as office work, field work, fundraising, knowledge exchange and resource sharing. As volunteers are vital to the CIF’s mission, it is our duty to ensure that they are recognized for their efforts.
The names, addresses and description of volunteer work done by a CIF volunteer must be provided via the local Section Executive to John Pineau (Chief Executive Officer, CIF/IFC). All Sections and members are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals based on the following criteria:
• The individual is a member in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Forestry; and
• They have provided five or more years of service to the Institute nationally or locally (e.g. Section Chair or Secretary) or through committees (awards review, newsletter, workshop, etc); or
• They have made a significant contribution to the CIF National or in their respective Section (e.g. developing a new program that promotes the CIF).
• And they have not received the Presidential Award