Our organization began in 1989, as the Nova Scotia Forest Industry Regional Industrial Training Committee (RITC), incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act, registration number 1957107. With a shift in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada in 2000, the RITCs evolved into sector councils, and we became the Nova Scotia Forestry Human Resources Sector Council (NSFHRSC). The organization was dormant for many years, but was revived in 2020 in response to industry needs. Re-branding in April 2021, becoming the Forestry Sector Council (FSC) it is today.
We strive to make the sector’s workforce just like our forests—diverse, sustainable, and growing. We collaborate with our partners to build our forestry sector by encouraging inclusivity, building capacity, talent attraction and retention, and skill development.
One of fourteen provincial sector councils, we are part of the Association of Industry Sector Councils.