Housing Program

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council releases Housing Tool Kit 2.0

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation is pleased to share with our First Nations and Tribal Councils the Housing Policy Toolkit 2.0.  The housing policy toolkit was developed by B.C. First Nations, Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), and by the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council in B.C. The housing policy kit is intended to assist First Nations in their development of a community housing policy. The tool kit covers:

OFNTSC Housing Service Training Needs Assessment

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) continues to support First Nations and Tribal Councils in their pursuit of providing housing inspections. In order to meet the current needs of First Nation building inspectors, the OFNTSC is launching a Housing Training Needs Assessment.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSESSMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Training Dates Announced

To register for this training please download the form attached and send it back to the applicable OFNTSC service centre.

R-2000 Builders Workshop

The OFNTSC will be providing R-2000 training during the week of May 26-27, 2009. The location of this training will be at the Saugeen First Nation Training Centre. The course is available to all individuals who are interested in becoming R-2000 Certified. The course offered is the first course in becoming a R-2000 professional.

Canadian Economic Action Plan On Reserve Housing

The Canadian Government’s February 2009 Federal Budget included funding for specific on-reserve housing initiatives under Canada’s Economic Action Plan (CEAP). The funding is intended to stimulate the Canadian economy.
CEAP contains $400 million to support First Nation housing which will be divided between Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation(CMHC) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). INAC Minister Strahl announced on March 16, 2009 that Ontario will receive $65 million.

Technical Training & Registration

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce R-2000 Training for First Nations. Courses offered will focus on Plans Evaluation and Inspetor/Air-tightness. As a delivery agent the OFNTSC, is the liaison between First Nations/Tribal Councils and Natural Resources Canada to provide training for the R-2000 intiative. The first course offered will take place March 10-12, 2009, Sudbury, ON. The second course offfered will take place March 24-26, 2009, Sudbury, ON.  All workshops including code courses will be located at the:

Technical Training Dates have Changed

Training dates for the Housing Progam have changed. Please check the new dates listed on the interactive calendar on the home page, to ensure that you dont miss your chance to participate in this training. Listed below are also the new dates for training.

Part 9: The Building Envelope, Jan 26-30, 2009, Venue: Shibogama First Nations Council, Location: Sioux Lookout

Part 9: Health and Safety, March 30 - Apr 03/2009, Venue Shibogama First Nations Council, Location: Sioux Lookout

Building Code Training

The Housing Branch of the OFNTSC is pleased to announce a training calendar for Building Code Course's for the year 2009. Over the next year the Housing Program will be facilitating Building Code training in centralized areas servicing Tribal Councils and First Nations.

Housing Technical Training Needs Assesment

The primary purpose of OFNTSC conducting a technical training needs assessment is to ensure that there is a need for training and to identify the nature of the training required.This technical training needs assessment will be utilized to identify what educational courses or activities should be provided to technical service providers to improve their work productivity. Focus will be placed on needs as opposed to desires. Further, a technical training needs assessment will help clarify objectives in training offered by OFNTSC as technical service provider.

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