The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre's (CIFFC) mission is to minimize fire management cost and losses across Canada through interagency support and cooperation. Through its operation it will support the sustainable development of Canada's forest and enhance Canada's ability to export fire management technology.
CIFFC operates as a private non-profit corporation with two levels of management which direct the operation:
1. The Board of Corporate Trustees is made up of Deputy-Ministers responsible for forestry representing each of the Provinces, Territories and Federal Government. This group sets policy, gives direction and approves annual budgets for the Fire Centre.
2. The Board of Directors is made up of the Directors responsible forforest fire management for each of the Provinces, Territories and a representative of the Federal government. This group prepares budgets and policies and controls the operation and expenditures of the Fire Centre.
3. Fire Centre staff operate and implement programs approved by the Board of Directors and the Board of Corporate Trustees. In addition, the Fire Centre coordinates and directs working groups assembled to address specific tasks.
The CIFFC works under the direction and umbrella of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM).