As a citizen of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory with over 20 years of experience working as a Professional Engineer and Project Engineer with First Nations communities and organizations, Aaron has developed a strong knowledge base and expertise in planning and implementing First Nations capital projects, as well as project and program development, execution and management.
Aaron is currently the Director of Indigenous Projects at Colliers Project Leaders, leading owner representation for First Nation clients in Central Canada. Prior to joining Colliers, Aaron provided Engineering and Technical advisory services for the Ogemawahj Tribal Council. He worked extensively on matters involving First Nation drinking water advisories which included advancing the Anishinabek Nation Regional Assessment and contributions to water reports by the Human Rights Watch, David Suzuki Foundation, and several academic institutions across Canada. Aaron's passion includes addressing the Operation and Maintenance funding gap and supporting solutions addressing this issue. Aaron is also a prior recipient of Anishinabek Nation Youth Achievement award for his community involvement. Aaron's board experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Reseau Centre for Mobilizing Innovation, University of British Columbia. Aaron has practiced as an Engineer in both the private and public sectors and was a contributor for the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Assessment for First Nations. Aaron holds an Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Lakehead University and a Civil Engineering Technologist diploma from Humber College.
Mr. Genereux is currently the Director of Indigenous Projects for Colliers Project Leaders delivering Project Management services for Indigenous communities nationally. Aaron’s prior role included 10 years as Manager of Technical Advisory Services for the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), located in Rama First Nation. He also worked as Project Design Engineer at the firm Neegan Burnside Ltd, working directly for Indigenous clientele. His extensive technical knowledge and experience has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of First Nations infrastructure challenges. Aaron has direct expertise in the area of water and wastewater. He was a team member in delivering the National Engineering Assessment (NEA) for First Nation Water and Wastewater Systems, led the development of the OTC Water and Wastewater Hub Operations support program, has experience in Water Treatment Design & Supply including all facets, from detailed design to assessment & inspections, to construction of full existing facility rehabilitation and total replacement facility. Additionally, he completed both the Annual Performance Inspections (API) and Asset Condition Report System (ACRS) directly for the OTC member First Nations.
Aaron currently volunteers in his home First Nation of Wikwemikong as a member of Council Committee for Community Services and Infrastructure (CSI) and is a former participant with the Ontario Water Works Association's Equity and Diversity Committee. Additionally, he volunteers towards the selection panel committee member for the National First Nation Water Leadership award (NFNWLA) for Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has while at OTC, was a Technical lead representative for the Anishinabek Nation/Province of Ontario partnership Water Needs committee addressing the Anishinabek Nation communities.
He is currently the Chair and President of the Board of Directors for the Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation and serves as a Board member for the Reseau Center for Mobilizing Innovations, University of British Columbia.