The Board members guide its actions using the four strategic directions they have agreed on. Since the Board’s creation, these directions have evolved according to the parties’ needs, the context surrounding the Board’s activities, and the Board members’ reflections. Early in the 2014-2015 operating year, the Board members revised the strategic directions that had been adopted in 2011. They considered that it was relevant to do so without waiting for the signature of the forest regime harmonization accompanying the Sustainable Forest Development Act’s implementation on April 1, 2013 (see the section The Adapted Forestry Regime). Each strategic direction is associated with action priorities to carry out and annual objectives to achieve.

Strategic Direction 1

The Board adapts its modes of operation to effectively meet the requirements of its mandate and its responsibilities under the parties’ harmonized Agreement.

Strategic Direction 2

The Board rigorously and objectively evaluates the implementation of the Agreement’s forestry section in a context of ongoing improvement.

Strategic Direction 3

The Board promotes optimal cooperation between the Board, and the JWG coordinators and members to maximize their synergy for efficient functioning of the Agreement.

Strategic Direction 4

Board communications are aimed at promoting a better understanding of the Agreement, its results and its benefits.