About Us


Welcome to Ontario Forest Industries Association


The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) is a provincial trade association and is the home of CLA Grading and Inspection. For over 70 years, OFIA has represented forestry companies ranging from multinational corporations, to family-owned businesses that operate across Ontario. OFIA’s member companies produce a full spectrum of renewable forest products, ranging from dimensional lumber, pulp and paper and paper packaging, to engineered wood products and research and development in innovative technologies, such as engineered soils and organic mulch.


The OFIA provides a forum for its member companies, and additional stakeholders, to discuss issues of common interest and concern. Through various Boards, Committees and Task Forces, OFIA serves to provide a unified voice to the government and other industrial and business sectors. The Association is guided by a Board of Directors, which includes a representative from each member company.


The OFIA’s member companies are committed to the three pillars of sustainability: environmental protection, social development and economic development. Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To achieve this, companies must make these considerations in all aspects of their business and continually work to balance the three pillars.