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What does WFCA do?

The Western Forestry Contractors’ Association (WFCA) is an organization dedicated to representing forestry contractors in Western Canada while promoting ethics, safety, and industry excellence. It operates with a mission to promote and support sustainable forestry practices, ensure a safe and healthy work environment, provide advocacy and representation to its members, and represent the forestry sector to the public.

How is the WFCA organized?

The WFCA is governed by a volunteer board and operates as a non-profit organization based in British Columbia, Canada.

How does WFCA raise money?

In terms of funding, the WFCA primarily relies on membership fees. Through its funding, the WFCA supports various initiatives benefiting the forestry sector and forests, such as the Safe Forestry Program and the Silviculture Labour Force Strategy, alongside organizing annual conferences and contributing subject matter expertise to the development of forest policies by governments.

Where is the WFCA Office located?

The office of the WFCA is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Becoming a member offers various benefits, including discounted ticket prices for Conferences and Annual Business & Market Summit meetings, free job and event advertisements, and exclusive access to meetings and resources, among others. For more detailed benefits, you can explore our membership page here.

Can I sign up to become a member online?

Yes, membership sign-up is available online through our website. Simply click here to begin the process.

I was previously a member. How do I renew?

For members from 2023 and earlier, you will need to sign up as a new member due to a system transition. However, if you are a member from 2024 onwards, your renewal will be automatically processed and charged to your credit card on January 1st each year.

I am a nursery/contractor member and would like to change my membership tier. How do I do that?

To change your membership tier, please contact us at admin@wfca.ca for assistance.

Can I pause my membership?

Unfortunately, we do not offer the option to pause memberships at this time.

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership, please send a cancellation request to admin@wfca.ca.

I sign up to become a member after January. Does my membership rollover to the next year?

Unfortunately, not. Memberships are valid from January 1st to December 31st each year without rollover.

What payment methods are accepted for membership dues?

We accept credit card payments, including VISA, Mastercard, and Amex.

I would like to change my payment method. How do I do that?

You can easily update your payment details by logging into My Account and making the changes there.

How are board and committee members selected, and what is the term length for these positions?

Directors’ elections occur biennially, with co-directors elected annually during our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Each position holds a term of two years. Committee members are chosen by the directors and can be selected at any time, with no specified term length.

Do you have to become a member in order to sit on the board or committee?

Yes, membership with WFCA is a prerequisite for participation in the board or committees.

I am interested in becoming a board and committee member. How do I do that?

To express your interest in joining a committee, please email admin@wfca.ca. For board of directors positions, nominations are accepted before the AGM each year.

How do I contact any of the board and committee members?

For inquiries regarding board or committee members, please contact admin@wfca.ca, and we will direct you to the appropriate member.

How can I advertise my event, workshop, and training?

To advertise your event, workshop, or training, simply submit your interest via email to admin@wfca.ca.

Is the advertisement free of charge?

Yes, currently, advertising for events, workshops, and training is provided free of charge.

I am a current member. How do I receive my free job postings?

As a current member, you can access your free job postings by logging into My Account and navigating to this page while logged in.

I am not a member. How do I post a job ad on your website?

If you’re not a member, you can still post a job ad on our website by visiting this page and filling in the necessary information.

I would like to make edits to my posting. How do I do that?

To make edits to your posting, please send your edit request to admin@wfca.ca, and we will assist you accordingly..

I would like to extend my posting. How do I do that?

If you wish to extend your posting, please send your edit request to admin@wfca.ca, and we will assist you accordingly.

My posting was not approved. How do I rectify that?

If your posting was not approved, you will receive an email notification explaining the reason for the cancellation. If you have any further questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to email us at admin@wfca.ca.

I am a candidate. How do I apply for the jobs advertised on your website?

To apply for jobs advertised on our website, simply click the “Apply” button at the end of each listing to find out how to apply for the respective position.

I would like to know more about the upcoming WFCA conferences. Where do I see that?

For information about the upcoming WFA conferences, you can visit our dedicated conference website at wfcaconference.ca.

I would like to know more about the upcoming Annual Business & Market Summit. Where do I see that?

To learn more about the upcoming Annual Business & Market Summit, please visit this

Is there a specific department or contact person for specific inquiries?

We do not have specific departments or designated contact persons. Upon contacting us through any of the provided methods, our office will direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

How long does it typically take to receive a response to inquiries submitted through the online contact form?

We strive to address inquiries promptly and aim to provide an initial response within 48 business hours.

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About WFCA

What does WFCA do?

The Western Forestry Contractors’ Association (WFCA) is an organization dedicated to representing forestry contractors in Western Canada while promoting ethics, safety, and industry excellence. It operates with a mission to promote and support sustainable forestry practices, ensure a safe and healthy work environment, provide advocacy and representation to its members, and represent the forestry sector to the public.

How is the WFCA organized?

The WFCA is governed by a volunteer board and operates as a non-profit organization based in British Columbia, Canada.

How does WFCA raise money?

In terms of funding, the WFCA primarily relies on membership fees. Through its funding, the WFCA supports various initiatives benefiting the forestry sector and forests, such as the Safe Forestry Program and the Silviculture Labour Force Strategy, alongside organizing annual conferences and contributing subject matter expertise to the development of forest policies by governments.

Where is the WFCA Office located?

The office of the WFCA is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Membership

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Becoming a member offers various benefits, including discounted ticket prices for Conferences and Annual Business & Market Summit meetings, free job and event advertisements, and exclusive access to meetings and resources, among others. For more detailed benefits, you can explore our membership page here.

Can I sign up to become a member online?

Yes, membership sign-up is available online through our website. Simply click here to begin the process.

I was previously a member. How do I renew?

For members from 2023 and earlier, you will need to sign up as a new member due to a system transition. However, if you are a member from 2024 onwards, your renewal will be automatically processed and charged to your credit card on January 1st each year.

I am a nursery/contractor member and would like to change my membership tier. How do I do that?

To change your membership tier, please contact us at admin@wfca.ca for assistance.

Can I pause my membership?

Unfortunately, we do not offer the option to pause memberships at this time.

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership, please send a cancellation request to admin@wfca.ca.

I sign up to become a member after January. Does my membership rollover to the next year?

Unfortunately, not. Memberships are valid from January 1st to December 31st each year without rollover.

What payment methods are accepted for membership dues?

We accept credit card payments, including VISA, Mastercard, and Amex.

I would like to change my payment method. How do I do that?

You can easily update your payment details by logging into My Account and making the changes there.

My Account

How do I access My Account?

To access My Account, click on the person icon located on the top right corner of the website and enter your credentials.

How do I change my password?

To change your password, click on the person icon on the top right corner, fill in the email address associated with your account, and click “forgot password”.

How do I obtain invoices for my membership?

You can download your invoices by logging into your My Account and accessing the membership records section.

How do I access my membership records?

Your membership records can be accessed by logging into your My Account and navigating to the membership records section.

How do I know if a company is a member?

You can easily check a company’s membership status by viewing their profile on our member directory.

How do I make updates to my company details?

For any updates to your company details, please email admin@wfca.ca with the necessary changes.

Can members search the directory by specific criteria, such as geographic location or membership type?

Yes, members can filter the directory by location or membership type to find specific information.

Board & Committees

How are board and committee members selected, and what is the term length for these positions?

Directors’ elections occur biennially, with co-directors elected annually during our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Each position holds a term of two years. Committee members are chosen by the directors and can be selected at any time, with no specified term length.

Do you have to become a member in order to sit on the board or committee?

Yes, membership with WFCA is a prerequisite for participation in the board or committees.

I am interested in becoming a board and committee member. How do I do that?

To express your interest in joining a committee, please email admin@wfca.ca. For board of directors positions, nominations are accepted before the AGM each year.

How do I contact any of the board and committee members?

For inquiries regarding board or committee members, please contact admin@wfca.ca, and we will direct you to the appropriate member.

Advertising

How can I advertise my event, workshop, and training?

To advertise your event, workshop, or training, simply submit your interest via email to admin@wfca.ca.

Is the advertisement free of charge?

Yes, currently, advertising for events, workshops, and training is provided free of charge.

Job Board

I am a current member. How do I receive my free job postings?

As a current member, you can access your free job postings by logging into My Account and navigating to this page while logged in.

I am not a member. How do I post a job ad on your website?

If you’re not a member, you can still post a job ad on our website by visiting this page and filling in the necessary information.

I would like to make edits to my posting. How do I do that?

To make edits to your posting, please send your edit request to admin@wfca.ca, and we will assist you accordingly..

I would like to extend my posting. How do I do that?

If you wish to extend your posting, please send your edit request to admin@wfca.ca, and we will assist you accordingly.

My posting was not approved. How do I rectify that?

If your posting was not approved, you will receive an email notification explaining the reason for the cancellation. If you have any further questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to email us at admin@wfca.ca.

I am a candidate. How do I apply for the jobs advertised on your website?

To apply for jobs advertised on our website, simply click the “Apply” button at the end of each listing to find out how to apply for the respective position.

Conferences & Market Summit

I would like to know more about the upcoming WFCA conferences. Where do I see that?

For information about the upcoming WFA conferences, you can visit our dedicated conference website at wfcaconference.ca.

I would like to know more about the upcoming Annual Business & Market Summit. Where do I see that?

To learn more about the upcoming Annual Business & Market Summit, please visit this

Is there a specific department or contact person for specific inquiries?

We do not have specific departments or designated contact persons. Upon contacting us through any of the provided methods, our office will direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

How long does it typically take to receive a response to inquiries submitted through the online contact form?

We strive to address inquiries promptly and aim to provide an initial response within 48 business hours.

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