In partnership with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, Stantec, RSI & Engineers Canada, and the OFNTSC have developed a First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit. This Toolkit uses industry recognized climate risk assessment principles to assess and fully document the vulnerability and impacts of First Nations infrastructure to current and future climate in a life-cycle asset management context.
The OFNTSC is holding a two and a half day workshop that will provide First Nations with a better understanding of infrastructure challenges in the face of extreme weather and future climate events. These workshops are open to First Nations’ infrastructure planners, managers and decision-makers wishing to gain a better understanding of the risks that current and future climate change impact’s First Nations infrastructure.
This workshop will demonstrate the climate risks assessment steps of the Toolkit through hands-on, small group exercises and will show how to define an infrastructure inventory & components, identify climate parameters and undertake a risk assessment using real life case study applications. Participants will also learn about asset management principles, and how climate risks can be incorporated in the life-cycle analysis of infrastructure. All copies of presentations, resource material and toolkit will be provided free of charge to all First Nation delegates.
Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will have:
- An understanding of asset management fundamental and principles,
- An understanding of the impacts and complexities climate change has on community infrastructure,
- Hands-on experience using a simple application to conduct climate change risk assessments,
- Improved knowledge on how climate and climate change projection may impact community infrastructure,
- Improved knowledge of climate change risk assessment processes and how they can be incorporated into Asset Management Plans
The OFNTSC will cover accommodations, travel and meals for one participant per First Nation/Tribal Council in Ontario. Participants are responsible to book their own rooms. Additional training sessions have been announced for communities to attend. Those dates are:
March 26 – 28, 2019: Thunder Bay, ON – (EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED)
If you’re interested in registering for this workshop, please fill out the registration form below.
For more information on the workshop please contact Elmer Lickers, Senior O&M Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416 651 1443 ext. 223. Space is limited for each session, so register early and reserve your space for the FN PIEVC Infrastructure Resilience and Asset Management Training Workshops.
This workshop was made possible by support from INAC – First Nations Adapt Program.