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Wood Wellness Summit seeks to advance health-centered living using wood

Materials and designs of our structures clearly affect our physical, mental and emotional well-being,

Upcoming virtual Wood Wellness Summit attracts experts from around the world.

Building on the success of their first virtual conference last November, the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! program is hosting an inaugural Wood Wellness Summit this March.

The event, which takes place on March 10th and 11th, is dedicated to showcasing innovative research and advancements in health-centered living using wood.

“Materials and designs of our structures clearly affect our physical, mental and emotional well-being, whether we are aware of it or not,” says Peter Moonen, National Sustainability Manager at the Canadian Wood Council. “Wood is well positioned to provide many benefits to enable us to work, heal, learn and perform better. And if we realize the positive and negative impacts of our choices for our spaces, and the importance of exposed materials, why would we not make sure to use our knowledge whenever we can?”

For nine hours over two days, experts from across the country and the globe will be sharing their perspectives and project examples on how wood can transform the built environment into healthier low-carbon communities where people thrive.

Topics will range from holistic approaches to the built environment (with Dr. Silke A. Krawietz), to the conscious and subconscious impacts of design and materiality (with Chris Corps, CEO of Pivotal IRM). See the full list of speakers

Presented by the Canadian Wood Council and its Wood WORKS! program, the Summit is designed for professionals in the construction and design community, including architects, engineers, contractors, developers, urban planners, and interior designers. Continuing education certificates can be downloaded for self-reporting.

Students are also encouraged to attend in order to learn about new, emerging products and resources.

“Wood is the only renewable construction material available to the market. As we strive to reduce our impact on the environment and tackle climate change, we must encourage the adoption of new systems like the latest trend in mass timber technologies to support healthy, green building design,” says Andrew Bowerbank, Vice President, Market Development at the Canadian Wood Council. “In Canada, we can be proud of how our forest resources are managed. Canada has a responsibility to lead the world in building with wood and utilizing our well-managed, plentiful and renewable natural resource.”

The registration fee is $150+HST for the two days, and students can attend for free by obtaining a special promo code (details on the registration website).

The Canadian Wood Council is a national federation of associations that represents the Canadian wood products industry. Its goal is to expand market access and increase demand for wood products through excellence in codes, standards, and regulations, and to deliver technical knowledge to professionals about using wood in construction.  

Wood WORKS! is a non-profit program of the Canadian Wood Council that’s supports a wood culture by connecting individuals, sharing best practices and celebrating innovative successes.


For more information, please contact:

Barbara Murray
Senior Manager – Marketing Communications

Canadian Wood Council
1 (613) 747-5544 ext 740