In 1995, the Infrastructure Service was one of the inaugural services offered to First Nations Tribal Councils. The Infrastructure Program originally began as an inspection service for First Nations not affiliated with a tribal council. Over the years as Infrastructure evolved, training for building inspectors, introduction of new building techniques and construction and support for Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) reporting systems came into place. 

Benefits of using the Infrastructure Service: 

  • Inspections provided by certified First Nations inspectors
  • Home inspections completed on time, with follow up reporting by inspectors
  • Empowers housing departments to be self-sufficient
  • Housing stock deficiencies can be identified earlier, to lower costs for maintenance issues
  • Homes will be built to applicable building code standards as qualified by First Nations
  • Higher quality homes built with energy efficiency designs
  • Cleaner air inside of homes
  • Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) reporting completed on time
  • Community expansion plans identified years in advance of building homes

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Alain currently serves as Infrastructure Specialist for OFNTSC
Clayton currently works as an Infrastructure Specialist at the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), working out of the Thunder Bay office, since September of 2018.
Charles is an Infrastructure Specialist at OFNTSC and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
As the Fire Safety Coordinator/Infrastructure Specialist, Nathan assists the OFNTSC in providing technical advisory to all First Nation communities in the province.
Clarence Meekis, Deer Lake First Nation, has worked with the OFNTSC from the Thunder Bay office as an Infrastructure Specialist since 2003.
Glen Goodman, member of Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishanaabek First Nation, is the Director of Operations.