Fonds F 4624 - Ontario Forest Industries Association fonds

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Ontario Forest Industries Association fonds

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    CA ON00009 F 4624

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    • 1922-2009 (Creation)

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    94 centimetres of textual records
    13 volumes of textual records
    1239 photographs : black and white prints
    200 photographs : colour prints
    47 photographs : black and white contact prints
    102 photographs : colour slides
    1 photograph : colour negative
    19 photographs : black and white negatives

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    Administrative history

    The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) was founded in 1944 as a provincial trade association representing member companies ranging from large multinational corporations to small, family-owned businesses that produce a broad range of products including pulp, paper, paperboard, lumber, panelboard, plywood, and veneer.

    The OFIA provides a forum for member companies to discuss issues of common interest and concern. Through various boards, committees, and task forces it also serves to provide a unified voice to government and other industrial and business sectors.

    As part of its mandate, the OFIA works to: ensure that industry positions are recognized and considered by government; raise awareness and understanding of the industry and its positions with the public; develop partnerships; and demonstrate the industry's responsiveness to environmental, economic, societal and forest management concerns, and to technological and market developments.

    OFIA member companies are committed to the principles of sustainable development.

    Custodial history

    The records were maintained at the offices of the Ontario Forest Industries Association.

    Scope and content

    Fonds consists of the organizational and functional records of the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) including minutes of meetings, correspondence, manager's reports, president's reports, annual reports, briefs, and photographs. Some of the correspondence pertains to OFIA Workmen's Compensation. Also included are briefs submitted to the Ontario Royal Commission on Forestry, 1946.

    Fonds includes records related to associations which combined offices with the OFIA over time including meeting minutes and annual reports of the Northwestern Ontario Timber Operators (1943-1971) and the Pulpwood Salvage Association (1947-1956). The donation also includes photographs pertaining to the Canadian Lumbermen's Association. These depict lumber camps, equipment, personnel, and meetings. Some of these photographs include captions identifying specific subjects and events.

    Fonds has been arranged into 6 series.

    For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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    The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by the Ontario Forest Industries Association in 2011.


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        Further accruals are expected.

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