With over 20 years of experience working as a Professional Engineer and Project Engineer with First Nations communities and organizations, Mr. Genereux has developed a strong knowledge base and expertise in relation to planning and implementing First Nations capital projects, as well as project and program development, execution and management. Mr. Genereux is a citizen of Wikwemkoong Unceded Territory.
Mr. Genereux is currently the Director of Indigenous Projects for Colliers Project Leaders delivering Project Management services for Indigenous communities nationally. Aaron’s prior role included 10 years as Manager of Technical Advisory Services for the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), located in Rama First Nation. He also worked as Project Design Engineer at the firm Neegan Burnside Ltd, working directly for Indigenous cliental. Mr. Genereux’s extensive technical knowledge and experience has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of First Nations infrastructure challenges. Aaron has direct expertise in the area of water and wastewater. He was a team member in delivering the National Engineering Assessment (NEA) for First Nation Water and Wastewater Systems, led the development of the OTC Water and Wastewater Hub Operations support program, has experience in Water Treatment Design & Supply including all facets, from detailed design to assessment & inspections, to construction of full existing facility rehabilitation and total replacement facility. Additionally, he completed both the Annual Performance Inspections (API) and Asset Condition Report System (ACRS) directly for the OTC member First Nations.
Aaron currently volunteers in his home First Nation of Wikwemikong as a member of Council Committee for Community Services and Infrastructure (CSI) and is an active participant for the Ontario Water and Wastewater Association (OWWA) Equity and Diversity Committee. Additionally, he volunteers towards the selection panel committee member for the National First Nation Water Leadership award (NFNWLA) for Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has while at OTC, was a Technical lead representative for the Anishinabek Nation/Province of Ontario partnership Water Needs committee addressing the Anishinabek Nation communities.
He is currently the Chair and President of the Board of Directors for the Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation and serves as a Board member for the Reseau Center for Mobilizing Innovations, University of British Columbia.