Our sector association members are our business, community and education partners. We advocate on their behalf for the entire bioeconomy sector.

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The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member First Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact. The UOI represents 39 First Nations throughout the province of Ontario from Golden Lake in the east, Sarnia in the south, Thunder Bay and Lake Nipigon in the north. The 39 First Nations have an approximate combined population of 60,000 citizens, one third of the province of Ontario’s aboriginal population. The Anishinabek Nation has four strategic regional areas Southwest, Southeast, Lake Huron and Northern Superior and each region is represented by a Regional Grand Chief.

BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada’s bio-economy. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada’s bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people. Through projects, research and product development BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools so the industry can focus on strengthening Canada’s biotech business.

CEM Engineering specializes in cogeneration and energy management solutions. We provide a full range of services that include consulting, detailed design, contract administration and commissioning services. We are highly motivated to help you identify and implement any technology based solution which will result in less energy consumed and reach your environmental goals.

Confederation College is a culturally diverse, close-knit community of individuals, delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 combined full and part-time students per year. This comprehensive (60 + programs) Post Secondary Institution (Community College) is serving northwestern Ontario and select regional and international markets, with technology enabled learning and 9 campus locations from Wawa to Kenora.

Finnopool Inc. is a full service business development, sales and marketing agency servicing organizations in energy, environment, forestry, mining, healthcare, information technology and other sectors. We have extensive networks in both North America and Europe ranging from big business to financing to venture capital to politics to universities to research institutions. If you and your company would like to expand your business - from Europe to North America or from North America to Europe, we are the ones who will get results for you. We have a comprehensive understanding of evolution of business at market and industry level combined with extensive experience in developing and implementing successful business concepts and growth strategies.

Induspec is a solution-based, hands-on company engineering company. What does that mean? We don't just help you identify, analyze and record your problems, leaving you with a document to gather dust. We Work With You until a solution to your challenges has been implemented, and you have the tools to move forward. Our “boots on the ground” approach, combined with our depth of engineering and operational experience make us a valuable partner in achieving your business and organizational objectives. We’ll explore the challenges you’re faced with thoroughly, to discover the solutions and potentials for increased savings and profitability. And our solutions are based on experience, creativity and common sense – We don’t leave until the job is done right.


Isonor is the Canadian distributor of Uponor’s Ecoflex® pre-insulated piping systems, maintaining a full inventory of twin and single, hePEX, aquaPEX or HDPE 1” to 4” layered with PEX foam in a flexible, waterproof HDPE jacket. Ecoflex is used for heating and cooling applications and potable water applications. We also stock a full range of fittings and accessories. Custom lengths, custom configurations and heat tracing available. Isonor also provides assistance with technical data, project design, on site consultation and training.

Leidos is ready to apply our in-depth knowledge and experience to help you implement your community’s sustainable energy solutions. From designing low carbon emission communities, net zero energy buildings, to enhancing your current energy management practice, we bring a refreshing and independent point of view to develop a unique solution to meet your needs. Let us help you lead and inspire your community to face the energy challenges of tomorrow.

The Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation (MBEDC) is an independent, non-profit organization formed through an agreement between the municipalities of Mattawa, Bonfield, Calvin, Papineau-Cameron and Mattawan. This partnership provides the MBEDC with its mandate to approach economic development on a regional basis for the benefit of each partner community, its citizens and business sector. The MBEDC supports the region’s existing businesses and attracts external industry to create jobs and increase the municipal tax base. It does this by promoting the region’s strategic advantages, focusing on tourism promotion, industry attraction and providing existing, potential and new businesses with support services to help them grow and thrive.

Mohawk College’s diverse program offerings are offered at the apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree level, allowing students to optimize their education. Cooperative education programs give students real-world experience, preparing them for successful careers in their field. Mohawk College is fully accredited and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO). NRC works with clients and partners, provide innovation support, strategic research, and scientific and technical services. NRC provides industry with a lower-risk way to develop innovative ideas, reduce start-up costs, and shorten time to market.

Norarc are custom fabricators for mining, forestry, construction and energy sectors. We specialize in specialty equipment, plate work, structural steel and other products.

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is Ontario’s lead advocate, facilitator and catalyst for sector transformation and the transition to a more sustainable energy economy. We are championing policy and regulatory change for a more sustainable society powered, heated, cooled and transported by a portfolio of sustainable energy.

The PWU, one of Canada’s strongest, most democratic and progressive unions, is a knowledgeable and experienced player in the energy sector. We are committed to delivering a promising future for our membership and continuing to help keep the lights on for all Ontarians.

As the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties, lumber, paper pulp, paper and paperboard products, Rayonier Advanced Materials builds on more than 90 years of experience to provide our customers with exceptional quality, service and value. The acquisition of Tembec represents the opening of another new chapter for our company.

The Viessmann Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heating, cooling and renewable energy systems. Family-owned since 1917, Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann leads the company in its third generation. The group today employs over 11,500 employees worldwide and has a turnover of approx. 2.2 billion Euro. 22 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries, sales & distribution facilities in Germany and 74 other countries, and 120 sales offices worldwide provide customer proximity and a strong global presence.

Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc is a non political corporation that is owned by three partnering First Nation communities, that focuses on business opportunities arising in the Forest Sector of the Northeast Superior Region.

The Wikwemikong Development Commission is a non-profit organization provincially incorporated on September 5, 1973. We are the economic development branch of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.

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