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

Workshops will be taking place March 20-21 and March 27-28, 2018 and are open to First Nations Chief and Councils, administrators, infrastructure planners, public works managers, and Tribal Council representatives of Ontario First Nations.

Please register early as space is limited to (25) participants.

Participants are responsible for their own travel & accommodations. Please contact the hotel before February 29, 2018 to take advantage of discount group rates. Toronto Workshop – Holiday Inn, Toronto Airport (416) 798-5805 and Thunder Bay Workshop – TownPlace Suites by Marriott (807) 346-9000.

REGISTER NOW: March 20-21, 2018 – Toronto Workshop

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

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 Toolkit. This streamline and simplify toolkit uses standard risk assessment principles to assess and fully document the vulnerability and impacts of community infrastructure to current and future climate in a life cycle asset management context.

Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will have:

  • Basic understanding of asset management fundamentals and principles
  • Improved knowledge on how climate and climate change projection impacts infrastructure
  • Improved knowledge of risk assessment processes and Asset Management plans
  • Hands-on experience using a simple application to conduct climate change risk assessments

Workshops will provide 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 these workshops, please contact Elmer Lickers, Senior O&M Advisor at (416) 651 1443 at ext. 223 or by email at

Climate Change/ Asset Management Workshops Announced

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