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 – 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.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.

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.

Georgian Colleges leadership in co-op, student work experience and entrepreneurship education will accelerate your learning, your career and your future.

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

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.

BC Wood is a not-for-profit trade association that has represented British Columbia’s value-added wood products industry for over 25 years.  It is an industry-led association with a membership base of 120 specialty wood manufacturers and a board of directors that represents every value-added sector in every region of the province.