Climate Change/Asset Management Workshop


The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is announcing Climate Change and Asset Management Workshops for First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario.

A workshop will be taking place on March 27 – 28, 2018 in Thunder Bay. The workshop is open to First Nations Chief and Councils, band administrators, infrastructure planners, public works managers, and Tribal Council representatives of Ontario First Nations. 

REGISTER NOW: March 27-28, 2018 – Thunder Bay,ON

In Partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), and Engineers Canada, OFNTSC has developed a First Nation Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (FNPIEVC) / Asset Management Tool Kit (FNPIEVC/AM Toolkit). This streamline and simplified Toolkit aims to streamline and simplify uses standard risk assessment principles to assess and fully document the vulnerability and impacts of First Nations infrastructure to current and future climate in a life cycle asset management context.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will have:

  • Basic understanding of asset management principles
  • Improved knowledge on how climate and climate change projection impacts community infrastructure,
  • Improved knowledge of risk assessment processes and how they can be incorporated in  Asset Management plans,
  • Demonstrations & hands-on experience using a simple application to conduct climate change risk assessments

The workshop will demonstrate the steps of the FNPIEVC/AM Toolkit through hands on, small group exercises and will show how to define an infrastructure inventory and components, identify climate parameters; and undertake a risk assessment and mitigation measures using real case study applications.

For more information on this workshop, please contact Elmer Lickers, Senior Operations and Maintenance Technologist at (416) 651 1443 at ext. 223 or by email at

The workshops have been made possible through support from Indigenous Services Canada and OCCIAR.

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