Building our Nations, First!
The OFNTSC provides technical advisory services to First Nations in Ontario in the areas of Emergency Management Preparedness, Environment, Engineering, Fuel Systems Management, Fire and Safety, Housing, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, and Water & Wastewater. These core services are at the heart and soul of our mission to help First Nations communities achieve technical self-reliance.
Other projects and initiatives include our Circuit Rider Training Program, Asset Management, and Technical Career Youth Outreach to inform First Nations youth about the career opportunities available in the STEM fields.
What We Do - Our Core Services
Through the Technical Youth Career Outreach Project, we aim to inform First Nations students about the various technical careers that exist and how they can achieve success in these areas. We’re showcasing successful First Nations role models who are currently studying or working in a technical career, in the hope that it will inspire youth to follow the same path. A large part of this project involves engaging with youth in person at career fairs and other events. If you have a student event you’d like us to attend, let us know by contacting us.
Student Achievement Awards
Each year, OFNTSC gives out two Student Achievement Awards valued at $2,000 each, and three memorial awards which include the Robert Olivier Memorial Award, The Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award, and The Jay Benedict Memorial Award, valued at $2,000 each. These awards are given to First Nations students in college or university, who are studying in the science or engineering fields and are intended to encourage them to complete their studies.