Forestry Futures Fund
Algonquins of Ontario Forest Resource Program
Do you want to help ensure a healthy future for our forests?
Do you need help to be able to play your part?
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) has funding available to help our communities, members and businesses develop capacity and create economic development opportunities in the forestry sector.
Deadline extended until October 15, 2023.
Application forms now available!
- Program Application Form
- Program Application Budget Template
- Program Application Instructions
- Program Background
- Program Poster
Be sure to speak to your local ANR about your project idea.
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) has funding available to help their communities, members and businesses develop capacity and create economic development opportunities in the forestry sector. The funds can be used for training, equipment, hands-on work in the forest, or work related to biological, cultural, aesthetic, recreational, social or scientific values that contribute to healthy forests. Refer to the provided instructions for examples of eligible and ineligible activities.
Eligible activities could include:
- sustainable silviculture activities to enhance stand conditions (stand improvement, tree planting)
- educating AOO members on sustainable forestry / silviculture (college diploma or university degree in related program areas)
- forestry skills training (tree marking, compliance, and scaling certifications)
- purchase of forestry equipment (brush saws, chainsaws, personal safety equipment, GPS units)
On December 8, 2020, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry specified the following as a new purpose for the Forestry Futures Trust (FFT):
Pursuant to Section 51(3), paragraph 4 of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, I am specifying a new purpose for the Forestry Futures Trust (FFT). The purpose is to fund capacity building and economic development related to forestry, for Indigenous communities as treaty settlements are finalized.
For clarity, the Minister further specified the purpose as follows:
To provide Indigenous communities with funding for capacity building and economic development related to forestry on proposed treaty settlement lands. This new purpose will be referred to as the “Treaty Settlements Transition Component” (the Program).
The Treaty Settlements Transition Component funds derived from harvest on proposed settlement lands would be available for transfer to the Indigenous community or communities to whom the relevant treaty settlement lands are proposed to be transferred. These funds will be made available to the Indigenous communities for capacity building and economic development related to forestry.