We work to:
Optimize Ontario’s traditional forest practices and industries.
Nextfor helps Ontario’s primary forest industry meet their economic and sustainability goals.
Develop cross-sectoral partnerships.
We connect Ontario’s forest resource providers with end users in need of low-carbon solutions.
Explore new market opportunities.
We leverage the knowledge of our network to identify market opportunities for Ontario’s forest-based products and technologies.
Support emerging forest-based products and technologies.
Our targeted funding challenges help move products and technologies to market in Ontario and internationally.
The Nextfor Approach
Through the Nextfor Approach, Nextfor builds high-functioning value chains in Ontario’s forest-based bio-economy.
Collaborate to define opportunities & barriers that need to be addressed
Roadmap clear goals & actions
Identify necessary projects & partners; track progress with public results
Funding (if available) will be provided to address barriers & develop market-based outcomes
Nextfor is working to encourage market realization of innovation in the following areas: