The stated objectives of the OWPEA are as follows:
Develop and foster distinctive brand awareness of Ontario's wood products industry on the international stage.
Assist members in developing export readiness, identifying trade opportunities, and enhancing market awareness through seminars and other networking and educational programmes.
Enhance communication and create opportunities between northern Ontario value-added lumber suppliers and the value-added wood manufacturers in southern Ontario.
Support unified access to and leverage of export promotion funds and programs that support initiatives/projects that promote wood exports.
Encourage partnering with other national and provincial organizations/associations to promote Ontario wood product exports and leverage access to existing infrastructure and information.
Represent and promote the interests of Ontario manufacturers at the federal and provincial levels and address issues of importance to the members.
Share best practices and business intelligence among the membership.
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