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.

Standards for Forest Management (Canada):

National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada.

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

In January 2021, FSC Canada entered the final stage of the standard development process for Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMF) and for Community Forests.

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