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 Management Standard for Canada.

British Columbia.



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