The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) proudly marks its 65th anniversary as a leading force in advancing building codes and standards for wood construction, ensuring market access for Canadian wood products, and accelerating the adoption of sustainable, wood-based construction in the marketplace. “Our vision for the Council is to be passionate, credible, agents of change leading and advancing a sustainable wood culture in Canada,” says Rick Jeffery, president and CEO of the CWC. “Since our inception in 1959, we have been at the forefront of the industry ensuring building codes and standards not only keep pace with the new wood products and systems being developed, but also reflect the technological advancements taking place in the design and engineering arenas.”
“Since the late 1990’s, our market-leading WoodWorks program has built upon the foundation of our codes and standards work by fostering collaboration across the industry, developing technical resources and continuing education opportunities, and providing project support to help practitioners and regulators expand their capacity for wood design and construction.”
Over the past six and a half decades, the CWC has played a pivotal role in shaping Canada's timber industry. As the nation's leading voice for the solid wood industry, the CWC’s contribution to the built environment has been significant, contributing to the development codes and standards to ensure wood products can be used, driving key educational initiatives that show how to use it, and by advocating for the benefits of wood as a renewable and versatile building material to demonstrate why wood construction is an essential to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings.
To commemorate this important milestone, the CWC will host a series of events throughout 2024 that will provide opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, and reflection on the significant achievements of the Canadian Wood Council over the years.
Join them as they celebrate the past 65 years of wood industry excellence and look forward to a future where low-carbon wood construction is an essential part of Canada’s architectural identity, and Canada’s vast, sustainably managed, renewable forest resources power a technologically advanced wood sector that is a key engine of world leading, circular, green economy that is contributing scalable solutions that help address the twin problems of affordable housing and climate change.