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Housing Training For First Nations

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation’s (OFNTSC) Housing Service is pleased to announce that the Housing Service will be delivering three training opportunities over the next few months. Training opportunities will be in residential plumbing inspection, building officials and the law, and part nine: the house – building envelope. Below you will find a description of the training, along with pre-requisites to attend the course. Registration for these courses can be completed online by CLICKING HERE, or participants can manually fill out the training registration form at the bottom of this page.

Training sessions are as follows:

Residential Plumbing Inspection

Date:   Mar 30- Apr 1, 2016         

Location:        Chippewas of RAMA First Nation

                        Community Room (Mask)- Social Events.

                        6147 Rama Road

Facilitator: Bill Plewes

Pre-requisites: None

Course Description:
This course is an introduction for inspectors to Residential Plumbing Systems. Participants in this course will be able to:

1. Describe the Plumbing Model, and key concepts.

2. Properly use important plumbing system terminology.

3. Describe sewer, drain, and waste management systems.

4. Describe water service systems.

5. Describe water distribution systems.

6. Describe venting, stacks & waste pipes.

7. Describe fixtures, appliances, and Part 9 plumbing.

8. Describe typical plumbing defects that might be encountered in houses.

Participants must supply their own copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Volumes 1 & 2.


Building Officials and the Law

Date:  May 16-20, 2016

Location: Sudbury, Hampton Inn, 2280 Regent St.

Facilitator: Jack Tosta

Prerequisites: General Legal

Course Description:
Who is this course for?

- To the extent that the material is relevant it is also of significance to new and veteran:


- Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors

- RCA's

- Persons authorized by RCA's

- Those designers who want to enhance their knowledge of the legal processes under and around the BCA

Course Objectives

- Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act - responsibilities of employees and supervisors and their rights and extracts from selected regulations

- Overview of the legal environment within which a Building Inspector operates

- Review procedures to exercising lawful entry

- Tips to achieve professional conduct and to enhance communications skills

- Explanation of the nature of evidence - Preparation and use of notes and inspection reports

- Generalities of the inspection process and informal and formal means to obtaining compliance with the BCA and the OBC

- Procedures under Parts I and III of the Provincial Offences Act

- Identification of personal information and authority to collect and release same under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

- Preparing a court brief and getting ready to go to court

- Court decorum and the Building Inspector as a witness

Exam will be on the final day of the course.


Part 9 The House- Building Envelope 2012 - *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* 

Date:  May 30-June 3, 2016

Location: Sudbury- Hampton Inn, 2280 Regent St.

Facilitator: Bill Plewes

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
This is a five day (37 hour) basic course dealing with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Part 9 of Division B of the 2012 Ontario Building Code.The course provides participants with an introduction to the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course will focus on the perimeter building envelope including below-grade components, insulation requirements, air barrier, vapour barrier and exterior finishes. This course concludes with an examination covering the material.

For more information on these training sessions please contact Grace Martineau at 807 623 9595 ext. 125 or by email at


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