Canadian Wood Council Applauds BC Government for Mass Timber Code Leadership


[Ottawa, April 10, 2024] Today the BC Ministry of Housing made an important announcement regarding mass timber construction in BC. Following an intensive national review process, BC has expanded mass timber construction opportunities, with immediate effect, that enable Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) for buildings up to 18 storeys high, and in more building types such as restaurants, shops, care facilities, and warehouses. Read more…

Canadian Wood Council and George Brown College’s Brookfield Sustainability Institute to co-host WoodWorks Summit in Toronto

27 March 2024 – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and George Brown College’s Brookfield Sustainability Institute (BSI) are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership aimed at fostering education in sustainable construction practices. Read more…

Canada’s Forest Sector Key to Tackling Housing Crisis While Bolstering Climate Resiliency

December 5, 2023 – Canadians are facing a housing dilemma. We must build 5.8 million affordable homes by 2030, triple our current building capacity. And while party leaders and voters across the political spectrum agree on the importance of this issue – an effective solution that can be swiftly implemented at scale and in a way that furthers Canada’s climate resiliency has yet to materialize. Read more…

Canadian Wood Council Unveils New Brand Identity for WoodWorks Program

September 27, 2023 – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is delighted to announce the launch of an updated brand identity for its WoodWorks program. This reimagined look created in partnership with agency partner BBDO Canada, improves the accessibility of the brand and establishes an independent visual identity for the Canadian WoodWorks program within a rapidly evolving marketplace. 

With its simplified, modern design, the brand embraces inclusivity and invites a broader audience to explore the benefits of wood construction and the important role it must play in the future of sustainable development. The newly unveiled brand identity embodies the WoodWorks program’s dedication to technical excellence, environmental responsibility, and service to communities and individuals across Canada. Read more…


FedNor invests $854,480 to help deliver the Canadian Wood Council WoodWorks program in Northern Ontario

Federal funding to help create jobs and opportunities for forestry and wood-related industries across the region

July 27, 2023 – North Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario 
Today, the Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, announced a FedNor investment of $854,480 to help the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) stimulate job creation and industry growth by facilitating the increased use of wood in construction. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor. Read More…


Canadian Wood Council Announces Partnership with AcoustiTECH

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is thrilled to announce an exciting new industry partnership with AcoustiTECH, affirming their joint commitment to promoting the development of high-performance wood buildings across Canada. Read more…


 

 

[Ottawa, April 10, 2024] Today the BC Ministry of Housing made an important announcement regarding mass timber construction in BC. Following an intensive national review process, BC has expanded mass timber construction opportunities, with immediate effect, that enable Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) for buildings up to 18 storeys high, and in more building types such as restaurants, shops, care facilities, and warehouses.