In 2006, while working for a forestry consulting firm in the Ottawa region, Mathieu decided to move back to the Maritimes to start his own forestry management company ‘’ACFOR’’ in the midst of the worst forestry crisis in history.
Mathieu describes himself as a social entrepreneur, to further environmental and social goals. ACFOR ‘’Acronym for Acadian Forest’’ restores and increases the quality of the Acadian Forest through sustainable forestry management.
Mathieu recently founded a second company with Dick Arsenault from Wellinton PEI. ACFOR Energy delivers renewable heat to commercial buildings and rural communities with wood biomass, using the most advanced biomass boilers in the world.
ACFOR’s success has been recognized many times with awards. Mathieu was recently named in the top 20 under 40 by the Canadian Forest Industries.