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

Infrastructure

WHAT DOES THE INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE OFFER?

 

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) offers a wide variety of services to Ontario First Nations and tribal councils. The OFNTSC’s Infrastructure Service works with communities and tribal councils to provide:

 

  • Housing Inspections: code compliance on residential homes, inspections of existing housing stock and new homes (from plan evaluation to finish)
  • R-2000 inspections and support
  • Indoor air quality assessments
  • Support for Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) reporting systems: Integrated Capital Management System (ICMS), Conditional Asset Inventory System (CAIS), Asset Conditional Reporting System (ACRS) and First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan (FNIIP)
  • Support for ISC’s five year capital plans, and all major capital projects

 

Services offered by the OFNTSC are free of charge to First Nations and tribal councils in Ontario. Please note that there are costs associated to attend training sessions, conferences and symposiums. Contact us today, to see how we can assist you.

 

BENEFITS OF USING THE OFNTSC’s INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE

 

  • Inspections provided by certified First Nations inspectors
  • Home inspections completed on time, with follow up reporting by inspectors
  • Empowers housing departments to be self-sufficient
  • Housing stock deficiencies can be identified earlier, to lower costs for maintenance issues
  • Homes will be built to applicable building code standards as qualified by First Nations
  • Higher quality homes being built with energy efficiency designs
  • Cleaner air inside of homes
  • ISC reporting completed on time
  • Community expansion plans identified years in advance of building homes

 

WORKPLAN PRIORITIES FOR 2018 – 2019

 

The OFNTSC’s Infrastructure Service will be working on these priorities for the next fiscal year:

 

  • First Nation reporting (ISC reporting – ICMS, ACRS and FNIIP)
  • Inspections for unaffiliated First Nations and tribal councils (800 Inspections to be conducted this fiscal year)
  • Housing Needs Survey (for UFN’s)
  • Inspections of community buildings for fire code deficiencies

Training certification of unaffiliated First Nation inspectors

Contact Information:

 

If you have any questions in regards to the services offered by the OFNTSC, we invite you to make contact with one of our service centres. Please contact the Service Centre geographically located closest to you.

 
Thunder Bay:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 202
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6M8

Telephone: 807-623-9595

Toll Free: 1-888-892-8281

Fax: 807-623-2566

Email: paseguin@ofntsc.org  or reception@ofntsc.org
Brantford:
195 Henry Street
Building #4, Unit #3
Brantford, ON
N3S 5C9
Telephone: (226) 493-0225
Toll Free:  1-888-535-3383
Fax: (416) 651- 1673
Mississaugas of the Credit:
78 First Line Road
New Credit Commercial Plaza
Unit 202, Box 8
Hagersville, ON
N0A 1H0
Telephone: (905) 768-3399
Toll Free:  1-888-535-3383  
Fax: (905) 768-1999
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