Our partners are the organizations who have had an impact on Bluewater Wood Alliance's ability to organize, provide services and make a difference to the wood products manufacturers in Soutwestern Ontario.  We gratefully acknowledge the Province of Ontario for its continuing support.  We also thank the following towns for supporting the BWA with grants to help us develop:  Town of Brockton, Town of Hanover, Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, Municipality of West Grey, plus the counties of Grey and Bruce, who have been valued partners from the start of this project.  Here are some other supporting organizations who have made a difference:

Wood Manufacturing Council

Wood Manufacturing Council - Canada's sector council serving the human resources needs of the value-added wood products manufacturing industry.


 The OWPP was established in September 2005 to promote the forest products and wood manufacturing sectors.

National Research Council Canada

Canada's premier science and technology research organization


WoodLINKS - the high school curriculum that helps prepare the woodworkers of tomorrow for real jobs in the value-added wood industry.

UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing - the premier university degree program for  industrial wood processing, located at the Univeristy of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Conestoga College - the Woodworking Centre of Ontario at Conestoga College offers undergraduate technician, technologist and degree programs in industrial woodworking, as well as training programs for industry.

FPInnovations - Working towards optimizing the forest sector value chain with programs, funding and consulting services.

Ontario Wood Products Export Association - Supporting the export of wood products from manufacturers across the province.

Bluewater District School Board
351 1st Ave. N, Box 190 Chesley, Ontario, N0G 1L0, (519) 363-2972, Fax: 519-370-2909

Wilfrid Laurier University MBA Program
Laurier develops leaders with skills in management and economics for a rapidly changing and complex global environment. The School also strives to serve business and its community by fostering mutually beneficial alliances with local, national and international leaders.

Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario
Our major funding partner has committed to helping the Bluewater Wood Alliance to organize and provide services to its members for the first two years.

The County of Grey is a family of distinctive communities which values its heritage, natural beauty, clean, healthy environment and rural lifestyle. As the fourth largest county in Ontario, Grey County is home to more than 92 thousand residents.

Head office: 582 14th St, Hanover, ON, N4N 2A1 Tel. 1-226-668-5455
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