About Us

A man climbs into a harvesting machine in the forest.

A skilled forestry workforce

Sustainable, diverse and growing

The Forestry Sector Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing a skilled and professional workforce for the forestry industry in Nova Scotia. We collaborate with our partners to identify and solve labour challenges, advance innovation in human resources, and build capacity in our sector.

We are 1 of 14 provincial sector councils and are members of the Association of Industry Sector Councils.

Our strategic priorities:

  • Talent attraction & retention

  • Skills development

  • Human resources planning

VISION

Cultivating a workforce like our forests – sustainable, diverse and growing.

MISSION

Through attraction and retention, training, and building on human resource capacity, we will create the workforce of the future for Nova Scotia’s forestry sector.

VALUES

Collaboration
Sustainability
Diversity

2022-23 Board of Directors

Andrew Fedora

Andrew Fedora

CHAIR

Cassie Turple

Cassie Turple

VICE CHAIR

Amanda Mombourquette

Amanda Mombourquette

SECRETARY TREASURER

Jocelyn Taylor

Jocelyn Taylor Archibald

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Heidi MacInnis

Heidi MacInnis

DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Jessome

Elizabeth Jessome

DIRECTOR

Jason Casey

Jason Casey

DIRECTOR

Adam Scott

Adam Scott

DIRECTOR

Marcus Zwicker

Marcus Zwicker

DIRECTOR

Our Staff

Heather Boyd

Heather Boyd

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Makayla Carroll

Makayla Carroll

COMMUNICATIONS & PROJECT COORDINATOR

Henry Headshot

Henry

MANAGER OF TEAM MORALE

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Forestry Sector Council is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

Partners

Canada Green Corps logo
NS government logo

This organization receives core funding through the Nova Scotia Department of Labour Skills and Immigration (LSI) Sector Council Program.