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.

Founded in 1959, the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is Canada’s unifying voice for the wood products industry. As a national federation of associations, our members represent hundreds of manufacturers across the country.

Our mission is to support our members by accelerating market demand for wood products and championing responsible leadership through excellence in codes, standards, and regulations. We also deliver technical support and knowledge transfer for the construction sector through our market leading WoodWorks program.

“Our vision for the Council is to be passionate, credible, agents of change leading and advancing a sustainable wood culture in Canada. 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.”

Rick Jefrrey

Rick Jeffery

President and CEO

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