Operations & Maintenance (O&M) program is helpful in many aspects across our First Nations communities. Building awareness on O&M best-practice improves the efficiency of First Nations facility staff, enhances operational procedures, and initiates maintenance practices that help reduce unexpected down time & facility costs.

The O&M program helps builds capacity on asset management principles and fundamentals. This includes introducing Asset Management Plans (AMP) designed to provide First Nations with a systematic approach to the governance and best practices over the full life-cycle of their assets.

The program helps First Nations assess the vulnerability and climate risk to their infrastructure due to extreme climate events. Once identified, these risks can be incorporated in the life-cycle analysis of their Asset Management Plans.   

By implementing effective operation, maintenance and asset management best practices, First Nations will have better procedures to protect community facilities over their full life-cycle.


Glen's responsibilities include interacting with OFNTSC’s clients performing reviews, providing advice and reporting on a multitude of the OFNTSC’s Capital undertakings. 
Elmer is Mohawk and a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. He has more than 30 years’ experience working directly with First Nations on capital facilities & asset management.
Dean Debassige is a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and has recently completed the Operator in Training (OIT) program for water operators.