West Fraser invests in the communities where our employees live and work. Our property tax contributions support schools, parks, emergency services, health care, and other essential programs in our operational regions. Our employees also take community support personally, and in many communities, our employees commit to and actively participate in regional and local charitable initiatives.
Through mill and forest operations, sustainable forest management activities, engagement and consultation processes, we work and engage with more than 100 Indigenous governments, communities and organizations in Canada. Find out more about our actions and partnerships.
We also contribute to the towns and regions where we operate through donations and other charitable programs. We support initiatives such as local school scholarships, reading programs, libraries, community centres, health care programs, parks, skating arenas, swimming pools, baseball diamonds, and more. We have also made contributions to improving health and education in regions surrounding our operations.
The goal of our charitable efforts is to enhance the communities where we operate. Our mills consider donation requests or donations in-kind (such as wood products) from philanthropic organizations in the communities where we operate that benefit community life, health, and wellness. We also support forestry education and scholarship programs.