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.

Student Achievement Awards Deadline

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is announcing that the 2016 Student Achievement and the Derrick Kamanga Memorial Awards applications are now available for download.  This year’s deadline to have your application in is June 24, 2016 at 4:30pm EST.

The OFNTSC encourages you to nominate a deserving First Nations student today! Anyone can nominate a student - family, friends, teachers or school councilors. Each year the OFNTSC awards four Student Achievement Awards for a $1000/award and one Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award for $2000.

2016 Student Achievement and Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award applications now available

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is announcing that the 2016 Student Achievement and the Derrick Kamanga Memorial Awards applications are now available for download.  This year’s deadline to have your application in is June 24, 2016 at 4:30pm EST.

The OFNTSC encourages you to nominate a deserving First Nations student today! Anyone can nominate a student - family, friends, teachers or school councilors. Each year the OFNTSC awards four Student Achievement Awards for a $1000/award and one Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award for $2000.

Annual Conference Presentations now available for Download!

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) recently completed its 20thAnnual Conference and Tradeshow in Toronto, ON. As part of ensuring First Nations and Tribal Councils have the most up to date information on a variety issues, the OFNTSC is posting the presentations that were given at the Annual Conference.  Attached to this posting are the presentations that have been made available to the OFNTSC to share. 

 

Operations Based - Live Exercises

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation’s Emergency Planning Service is announcing the delivery of Operations Based - Live Exercises (OBLE) to Ontario First Nations. The OBLE are designed to simulate an emergency management situation and test a First Nation’s emergency management plan.  The OBLE has four main objectives to accomplish:

New Infrastructure Specialist joins the OFNTSC - Chasity Toulouse

The OFNTSC’s Infrastructure Specialist service for Unaffiliated First Nations has a new member of the team. Chasity Toulouse was recently hired as an Infrastructure Specialist to work for the OFNTSC. Ms. Toulouse will be working with Unaffiliated First Nations to inspect residential units and community buildings. The OFNTSC remains committed to ensure infrastructure, and homes on reserve are being built to the highest possible standard.  Chasity brings 15 years of experience working at the First Nation, and Tribal Council level to her position with the OFNTSC.  

20th Anniversary Annual Report now available for download!

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce that our 20th Anniversary Annual Report is now available for download.  Inside this year's report you will find information on OFNTSC's services, board members, student classic golf tournament, First Nations Water Symposium and much more. Download your copy today! 

New Water and Wastewater Specialist Richard Shawanda

The Ontario First Nations Techncial Services Corporation is announcing the hiring of a Water and Wastewater Specialist Richard Shawanda.  Mr. Shawanda will be providing water and wastewater services to Unaffiliated First Nations (no tribal council affiliation) in Ontario. The OFNTSC remains committed to working with First Nations to deliver quality drink water to communities in Ontario. Mr. Shawanda has over 15 years of experience delivering quality drinking water, as well as an extensive history in training plant operators to meet and exceed provincial regulations.  

First Nations Asset Management Workshop - Manitoulin Island

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) in partnership with UCCMM, North Shore,Waabnoong Bemjiwang Tribal Councils and the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve will be hosting a three day First Nations Asset Management Workshop from June 2-4, 2015 at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre in Little Current, ON. 

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