Programs used in Canada

FSC Forest Stewardship Council (Canada)


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a registered charity that operates through a network of national offices to promote responsible forest management worldwide. A FSC Canada office was established in 2001, with a Canadian Board of Directors elected by residents in Canada.


Standards Development:

FSC’s standard development process follows ISEAL principles for sustainability standard development.

Regional Standards for Forest Management (Canada):

British Columbia.  Accredited by FSC International

Maritimes.  Accredited by FSC International

Boreal.  Accredited by FSC International

These standards use the international FSC Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management, and locally adapted indicators at the sub-national level.

A draft Great Lakes St. Lawrence standard also exists, and there are streamlined requirements for Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMF).

Standards for Chain of Custody and Labelling:

FSC Chain of Custody

FSC Logo Use

Detailed information about individual forest management certificates, including public summaries of audit reports:

FSC Database