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Becky Geneau joins Canadian Woodlands Forum as its new executive director

September 19, 2023  By CFI Staff

Becky Geneau, executive director of the Canadian Woodlands Forum. Photo: Canadian Woodlands Forum

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) has appointed Becky Geneau, B.Sc.E. as the organization’s new executive director, effective August 21, 2023.

Geneau brings her leadership experience and passion to her new role to guide CWF’s mission, notes CWF in a press statement. In a career spanning 23 years, she has worked in the non-profit sector of natural resource outreach and education program development and is well-versed in resource management.

“I am genuinely honoured to lead the Canadian Woodlands Forum as we actively promote sustainable forestry practices and foster a culture of collaborative knowledge sharing. Connecting the youth of today with industry experts is more than just a foundation for a greener future – it’s a dynamic that strengthens economic prosperity,” said Geneau.

Her journey includes a tenure of 12 years at Science East Science Centre, where she demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing valuable resources and insights across a spectrum of career fields through innovative programming. Her approach, aligning industry experts with youth through initiatives such as the Envirothon NB program – which she has coordinated for 17 years – underscores her dedication to connecting the next generation with industry professionals. This strategic pairing of budding talent with seasoned expertise is a pivotal building block for fostering sustainability and catalyzing economic growth. Her role in the recent International NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick competition exemplifies her ability to craft innovative solutions that harmonize industry interests, governmental goals and environmental stewardship.


Dirk Nielsen, chairperson of the executive committee at CWF, stated, “We are elated to welcome Becky Geneau as the new Executive Director of the Canadian Woodlands Forum. Her extensive experience and proven dedication to bridging the gap between youth and industry experts as well as providing opportunities for knowledge sharing and partner collaborations, align seamlessly with our organization’s mission to advance sustainable forestry practices.”

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