We are pleased to announce an employee, a former co-op student, a First Nations partner and a key stakeholder of the forest products industry have been recognized for strengthening Canada’s forest products industry and Indigenous forest communities.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) annually celebrates the men and women who champion Canadian forestry through its Awards of Excellence program.
Bonny Wood, a process product engineer at Resolute’s Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill, received FPAC’s Industry Innovation Award for her leadership in the safe installation and startup of our thermomechanical pulp biorefinery, which is developing innovative bioproducts derived from wood – a step towards opening up new markets for the forest products sector. Autumn Quenville, a member of the Whitesand First Nation and a former millwright co-op student at the mill, received the Skills Award for Indigenous Youth for her pursuit of a career in the forest products industry. FPAC presented the award in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.
In addition, Resolute nominee Regional Deputy Grand Chief, Northern Superior Region, of the Leadership Council of the Anishnabek Nation, Edward Wawia, was recognized with FPAC’s Community Champion Award. Will Amos, Member of Parliament of the Pontiac electoral district in which our Maniwaki (Quebec) sawmill is located, was also honored in this category.
We salute these champions for their commitment and role in Canadian forestry, and for contributing to the economic, social and environmental benefits our industry generates for forest communities.