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Centre of Forest Innovation

A women measures water levels in a river in the forest.

Advancing the shift to ecological forestry

The Centre of Forest Innovation is a training provider and funding resource to helping Nova Scotia adopt ecological forestry practices.

We’re training the next generation of forest professionals from diverse communities with innovative programming designed to meet industry needs.

Forest sector training options

Learn in new spaces with specialized equipment and technology to explore unique challenges in the forestry sector.


We offer forest, natural resources and supporting programs that range in length from 15 weeks to 2 years.


Explore a variety of courses in forestry and related topics to advance your career in the forest sector.

Customized industry training

Our program developer, curriculum experts and instructors collaborate with you to develop training that’s customized to your organization.

Explore funding options for students

Forest Innovation Trust Award

This bursary encourages individuals to enter forest-related fields that will contribute to innovation and growth in the forest sector in Nova Scotia.

Student awards and bursaries

We offer bursaries and awards to add up to over $3 million in student support each year.