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Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation appoints Shannin Metatawabin as Executive Director


Toronto, ON: The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannin Metatawabin as the Executive Director of the OFNTSC. In this role Metatawabin will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Corporation during his tenure, and the Corporation’s mandate review. Metatawabin will assume the role of Executive Director beginning February 8, 2016 at the Toronto Service Centre location. 

“My career path has lead me to OFNTSC as they re-confirm service delivery to the First Nation communities of Ontario.  I am both honoured and humbled at the task to lead and optimize the OFNTSC. Our communities need professional services and we will continue to fill that need and strive for excellence. Kinanaskomatinow”.

Metatawabin comes to the OFNTSC with over 20 years experience in the business and resource management sectors. Most recently Metatawabin served as the Manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability at DeBeers Canada.  At DeBeers he led impact benefit agreement implementation, community development and sustainability for the Victor Mine, community of interest engagement planning and compliance/grievance management. This background will facilitate a smooth transition to his new role as the Executive Director of the OFNTSC. 

Wes Bova, President of the OFNTSC’s Board of Directors states “On behalf of the OFNTSC’s Board of Directors and staff we welcome Shannin to the OFNTSC. The task ahead of creating technical capacity while maintaining First Nation infrastructure for future generations is a priority for Ontario First Nations. We look forward to working with Shannin in his new role, and management of the OFNTSC.”

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation was created in 1995 to provide technical advisory services to the 133 First Nations and 16 Tribal Councils in Ontario. Areas of service include engineering, operations and maintenance, housing, water and wastewater, infrastructure, environment, fuel systems, emergency planning and fire and safety. For more information on the OFNTSC and its services, please visit

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For more information or interview please contact:

Colin French, Communications Officer, OFNTSC

Tel: 416 651 1443 ext. 256

Cell: 416 709 8738 


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