In response to Recommendation #13 in the Minister’s Council Report on Forest Competiveness, the SFL Conversion to Co-operative initiative was added to the FFT Terms of Reference in 2007-2008. This recommendation states that “MNR create a process to convert single entity SFLs to shareholder SFLs where the following benefits can be reliably anticipated: more efficient management of disputes, increased wood availability, reduced delivered wood costs, equitable sharing of costs amongst shareholders, increased wood supply and reduced management costs with management unit amalgamations”. The Forestry Futures Trust Committee is to oversee the allocation of $3.2 million funds remaining from the original SFL Conversion program for the new program.
There are seven projects that received funding under the FFT program. It is now considered closed.