The National Smoke Forum is held every few years in association with the Wildland Fire Canada conference.

The Forum is an opportunity to discuss the importance of wildfire smoke, review the current technology and tools that help inform decision making, discuss the policies and issues related to smoke impacts, and suggest plans for projects and organizations to address smoke issues in the future.


2022 National Smoke Forum

The National Smoke Forum was an integral part of the Wildland Fire Canada Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta.

2019 National Smoke Forum

The National Smoke Forum will now be one of the integral themes/tracks of the Wildland Fire Canada conference being held in Ottawa, Ontario on November 18-21, 2019. Visit the Wildland Fire Canada 2019 site for more information.

2016 National Smoke Forum

The 2016 National Smoke Forum was held in Kelowna, British Columbia on October 28, 2016.

The theme of the 2016 Forum was Emergency and Health Management, and the audience included fire managers, meteoroligists, air quality advisors, health and emergency response agencies, and First Nations communities affected by fires and evacuations.

Presentation topics included:

  • Exposure assessment (how smoky was it?)
  • Interventions (what can we do about the smoke?)
  • Case studies (how can we do better?)

2014 National Smoke Forum

The 2014 National Smoke Forum was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 10, 2014.

Presentation topics included:

  • Why we care
  • Smoke information, science and tools
  • Where do we go from here?