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The Boreal stretches through all provinces except PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Boreal Leadership Council

Council Members

  1. Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac)
  2. Bâtirente
  3. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
  4. Dehcho First Nations
  5. Desjardins Funds
  6. Domtar Inc.
  7. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
  8. Innu Nation
  9. Kaska Nation
  10. The Nature Conservancy
  11. NEI Investments
  12. The Pembina Institute
  13. Poplar River First Nation
  14. Suncor Energy Inc.
  15. TD Bank
  16. Tembec Inc.
  17. Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac)

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac)
www.alpac.ca

Alberta Pacific, one of the most advanced pulp mills in North America, uses progressive and environmentally sustainable best practices in the management of its forests as well as the production of high quality kraft pulp. These range from bug farms to purify effluent, wood waste to generate green electricity and integrated forest practices to mimic natural disturbances within its 57,000 km2 forest management area. Together with its team members, Al-Pac encourages local residents and First Nations communities to work together to maintain healthy communities and ecosystems within its area of operations.

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Bâtirente

www.batirente.qc.ca

Bâtirente is a pension system for 300,000 members of unions affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade Union (CSN). Assets under management total $740 million as of March 31 2009. Bâtirente is a leading actor in the responsible investment community.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
www.cpaws.org

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is a national, non-profit, membership-based conservation organization devoted exclusively to protecting Canada's wilderness heritage. CPAWS is a unique umbrella group representing 11 dynamic regional and local chapters, who in turn represent hundreds of dedicated volunteers and 20,000 active members across Canada. Since its foundation in 1963, CPAWS and its chapters have helped to protect over 400,000 km2 of Canada's most treasured wild places. CPAWS focuses on promoting the establishment of new parks and making sure the needs of nature come first in their management.

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Dehcho First Nations
www.dehchofirstnations.com

Dehcho First Nations represent all the aboriginal peoples of the Dehcho descended from the Dene, including Dene, Metis, status and non-status Indians. Dene are people of several cultures who were born to the lands that they have occupied and used since time immemorial in northern Canada. Dehcho Elders encourage Dene descendants to learn and follow the ways of the ancestors when using the lands of the peoples. People now refer to this as traditional knowledge-based land management. Dene continue to think of their lands in the way that other people have just begun to think of as "the environment." For Dehcho Dene descendants, the word "land" means everything natural in the Dehcho territory: waters and air, trees, plants, berries, animals, birds, fish, and insects; what is on and what is below the surface of the land.

Desjardins Funds

www.fondsdesjardins.com

With some $12 billion in assets, Desjardins Funds is among the largest mutual fund families in Canada. Desjardins Funds offers Desjardins Group’s members and clients investment products and solutions that meet their requirements, expectations and needs for wealth protection and growth. An industry leader in socially responsible investment (SRI), Desjardins Funds has had SRI as a priority since 1990, when the Desjardins Environment Fund was launched. By releasing the SocieTerra Portfolios portfolios in January 2009, Desjardins Funds confirmed its commitment toward social responsibility and sustainable development.

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world.

Domtar Inc.

Domtar Inc.
www.domtar.com

With an annual production capacity of approximately 3.9 million tons of uncoated freesheet paper, Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet in North America, and the second largest in the world based on production capacity. The company also manufactures papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp, and has a total of 13 pulp and paper mills in operation (9 in the United States and 4 in Canada). Domtar believes that internationally recognized, third-party certification is the most effective means to provide customers with objective assurance that its forests and operations are managed in a responsible manner, and gives preference to the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) where appropriate.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
www.ducks.ca

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Created in 1938, DUC has positively influenced more than 100,000 km2 of wetland habitats across Canada. Active in every province and territory, DUC has completed more than 7,100 habitat projects. DUC is a private non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors representing business, industry and commerce. DUC has 150,000 members and supporters and 8,200 volunteers. DUC has been working with partners to advance sustainable development and protect key wetland systems through proactive, watershed based conservation planning and delivery in Canada's western Boreal Forest since 1997 and has also commenced Boreal conservation activities in Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
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Innu Nation
www.innu.ca

The Innu Nation is the governing body of the Innu of Labrador, dedicated to protecting Innu land, Innu rights and the Innu way of life prior to a land rights settlement. It represents the collective rights and interests of approximately 2,200 Innu people in two communities, Sheshatshiu and Natuashish under the direction of an elected president and board of directors. The Innu Nation's primary objective is to represent the Innu of Labrador in land rights and self-government negotiations, and it is currently negotiating an Agreement-in-Principle with the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Innu Nation and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador recently implemented an eco-system based forest management regime for central Labrador.
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Kaska Nation

Kaska Nation
www.kaskadenacouncil.com

The Kaska traditional territory encompasses over 240,000 km2 in northwestern British Columbia and the southeast Yukon, extending into adjacent parts of Northwest Territories. Kaska territory contains extensive mountain ranges, wild rivers and large intact tracts of Boreal Forest. The Kaska Nation is engaged in developing new models for conservation and resource stewardship in their territory. These include land use plans based on traditional knowledge and conservation biology, balancing designations of large-scale protected areas and conservation lands with opportunities for ecosystem-based resource management to secure a sustainable economy for the Kaska people.

The Kaska are partnering with the Canadian Boreal Initiative through the Dena Kayeh Institute to document and incorporate Kaska traditional knowledge, support community-based land and resource management planning and to build Kaska capacity and strategic leadership to ensure a strong Kaska voice in land and resource decision-making.

The Nature Conservancy
www.nature.org

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) works in all 50 United States and 27 countries. Dedicated to preserving the diversity of life, TNC has protected more than 470,000 km2 of land and more than 8,000 km of river around the world. TNC has significant conservation interests across North America and one of TNC's priority goals in Canada is to maintain the ecological integrity of the Boreal Forest by working with partners, in particular the companies, non-governmental organizations and First Nations aligned with CBI.
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NEI Investments
www.neiinvestments.com

The Pembina Institute

www.pembina.org

The Pembina Institute aims to advance sustainable energy solutions through innovative research, education, consulting and advocacy.

 

Poplar River First Nation

Poplar River First Nation
www.poplarriverfirstnation.ca

Poplar River First Nation is an isolated community of approximately 1,100 people. The community is located in Manitoba, approximately 400 km north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg without road access. The people of Poplar River have looked after and protected their traditional territory for thousands of years and continue to do so today. Through the direction of their Elders, Poplar River sought and obtained from the Province of Manitoba an Interim Parks Reserve status for approximately 9,000 km2 of its traditional territory. This designation protects the area from logging, mining, gas and hydro development. Poplar River is in the middle of the process of developing a Lands Management Plan for this area based on the direction of their Elders combined with scientific information. They have also joined with the communities of Little Grand Rapids First Nation and Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba and Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario, and are working towards a United Nations designation as a World Heritage Site for their combined territories.
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Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.
www.suncor.com

Suncor Energy is an integrated energy company with resource development operations in western Canada and refining and marketing operations in Ontario and Colorado, USA. More than 4,000 employees work in Suncor's upstream and downstream operations in Canada and the United States. Suncor's vision is to be a unique and sustainable energy company, dedicated to vigorous growth by meeting the changing expectations of its current and future stakeholders. To Suncor, being a sustainable energy company means managing its business in a way that enhances social and economic impacts to society, while striving to minimize the environmental impacts associated with resource development.
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TD Bank Group

http://www.td.com

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth-largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 20 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centers around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust, TD Insurance and TD Auto Financial Canada; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 7 million online customers. TD had CDN$665 billion in assets on July 31, 2011. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

 

Tembec Inc.
www.tembec.com

Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company that stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices. With sales of approximately $3.5 billion and 50 manufacturing units located in North America and in France, Tembec employs approximately 8,000 people in the production of market pulp, paper, wood products and cellulose based chemicals. With 9.7 million hectares of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forestland under our management and with the largest range of FSC-certified products in the marketplace, Tembec is the global leader in resource stewardship. Tembec's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT.
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Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

www.treaty8.ca

Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta represents 24 First Nations communities in Alberta whose traditional territories constitute the Boreal Forest in the northern two-thirds of the province.