OFNTSC Head Office: 1-905-768-3399; Brantford: 226-493-0225; Thunder Bay: 807-623-9595
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Who we are

We are a technical advisory service for the 133 First Nations and 16 tribal councils in Ontario.

The OFNTSC provides services in Circuit Rider Training Program, Communications, Emergency Planning, Environment, Engineering, Fuel Systems Management, Fire and Safety, Housing, Infrastructure, Operations and Maintenance, Water and Wastewater and our Water and Wastewater Specialist Service. Read More

  • Circuit Rider Training Program
  • Fire & Safety
  • Fuel Systems
  • Environment
  • Engineering
  • Emergency Planning
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Project planning
  • Project management
  • Capital planning
  • Terms of reference development
  • Quality assurance
  • Engineering services for small and large projects (planning, design, construction, and commissioning)

Supporting Ontario First Nations with technical services since 1995.

Technical Service

Along with twelve core services, the OFNTSC will continue to support First Nations in Capital Project Planning, quality assurance, training, architectural support and services. The OFNTSC engineers and technicians often work with Chiefs & Councils, Directors of Technical Services/Public Works, Band Administrators, Water Plant Operators, Emergency and Response personnel, provincial and federal ministries.


The OFNTSC is responsible to report to Chiefs-in-Assembly (Annual Report) once a year, and report’s to tribal council technical service units (Board Members), Large First Nations (Board Members), and Unaffiliated First Nations (Board Members) three times a year. In addition, the OFNTSC’s strategic plan identified a number of stakeholders that have a profound impact on the direction of the OFNTSC.

Strategic Plan Priorities

  • Organizational Stability: organizational review and restructuring to ensure long-term sustainability
  • Mandated Core Services: supporting First Nations and tribal councils with community development by becoming a total solution provider
  • Community Development: ensure consistent delivery of mandated core services to improve standard of living for First Nations
  • Client Focus: improve client focus and satisfaction


OFNTSC’s First Nations Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Infrastructure Toolkit, with Stantec as the consultant, received an Ontario Consulting Engineering Award in April 2019. 

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OFNTSC Monthly Bulletin: March /April 2019

Rob Olivier, Our Friend and Colleague It is with great sadness that the OFNTSC is announcing the passing of an Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation…

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Contact our Brantford Office:

Telephone: (226) 493-0225
Toll Free: 1-888-535-3383

TECHNATIONS: August 26-28 2019

Quartely Newsletter: January-March 2019


  1. OFNTSC’s First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit and Pilot Project Wins Award
  2. Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay) Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
  3. First Nations Water Systems Update
  4. Rob Olivier Memorial Scholarship
  5. Ontario Government Announces Rural and Northern Communities Funding stream for Infrastructure
  6. OFNTSC Annual Conference (Technations 2019)
  7. OFNTSC Golf Fundraiser
  8. Upcoming Training Activities
  9. Upcoming Events


Statement on the passing of OFNTSC Engineer Rob Oliver:

UPDATE – March 6, 2019: The OFNTSC is providing an update on the passing of Rob Olivier. It was Rob’s wish to have a small, private funeral service for his immediate family only. In lieu of a public service and flowers, it was Rob’s final wish to have money sent to the OFNTSC to support First Nation educational attainment. In that regard, the OFNTSC will be creating a Rob Olivier Memorial Scholarship Fund which will be used to support Ontario First Nation students. All wishing to make a donation to this worthwhile cause can e-transfer money to: [email protected] or by mail (via cheque) to OFNTSC, 111 Peter St., Suite 606, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Colin French, Communications Officer, 416 651 1443 ext. 245.

Technical Services & Capacity Development

The OFNTSC Mandate

Mandated by Ontario First Nations Chiefs-in-Assembly to provide advisory level technical services to Ontario’s Tribal Councils, Large First Nations, and Unaffiliated First Nations.

Organizational Sustainability

Core Services

Client Focus

Community Development

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