Maamawi, minonakiiwin ga zhitoomin ji shkewziyaang wii Ogimaakangeying, nakeying enenjgewaat edbendaagzijig.

Promoting Self-Sufficiency Among Our Members
Serving our First Nation communities since 1990.

‚ÄčTechnical Services provides advice, guidance and assistance for its member communities in relation to community infrastructure, planning and development. This includes advising and assisting member communities with project development, not limited to pre-planning, feasibility, design development, tendering and construction stages First Nation capital project. Technical expertise supports First Nations in addressing annual infrastructure and community developments reporting.

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A summary of services include:

 

  • Technical assistance with Community Capital Planning.
  • Provide advice and recommendations in pre-planning, planning, design, construction and maintenance of community infrastructure.
  • Assist with construction development plans.
  • Assist with Project Management.
  • Provide expertise in infrastructure upgrades and expansions of existing facilities.
  • Clarification of codes, standards, regulations and legislation that may apply.

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Department Contact

Lindsay Cass

Environmental Technologist

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 203
Cell: 705-279-0595

Lindsay’s background in environmental engineering complements her role as Environmental Technologist at the Ogemawahj Tribal Council. In addition to waste management and waste diversion, she assists the communities on waste management strategies. She is passionate about addressing pollution in the environment, specifically that contaminating our water. 

 

Nick Anand

Regional Energy Coordinator

Nick is a dedicated sustainable energy management professional acting as the Ogemawahj Tribal Council’s (OTC) Regional Energy Coordinator, providing guidance and education to member communities on energy efficiency, capacity resiliency, GHG emission reduction, community energy planning and energy projects execution.

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Nick has a rich experience of sixteen years working in energy sector in Canada and India. During his career as Engineering Manager with NTPC, India’s largest power utility, Nick oversaw generation-side and demand side energy management. He held a range of responsibilities in energy auditing, utility energy project management, public private partnership, stake holders management, operations and maintenance, power grid coordination, HVAC projects, procurement, contracts and quality control of super thermal power stations of up to 3000 MW capacity. He worked as Project Manager for greenfield construction of a 120 MW hydro electric project.

Nick professional skills’ cover all facets of energy management and he focused them towards energy efficiency and sustainability strategies for community development.

Nick comes from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering. He holds an MBA, PG diploma in IT and Mechanical Engineering degree. He holds Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and LEED Green Associate designations. He is acting as Director of Agile programs with PMI-CWCC towards capacity building of professionals.

Sharon McGuire

Engineer

Sharon McGuire is a Professional Engineer, member of Gull Bay First Nation on Lake Nipigon and is currently the Engineer for the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), which is located in Rama First Nation.

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Sharon graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Chemical Engineering program in 2008 and landed her first role at Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) as a Water and Wastewater EIT before her 7-year career at Ontario Power Generation.  While at OPG, Sharon worked in Hydroelectric Business Development, Business Support & Regulatory Affairs, Engineering Projects and finally, the Environmental department. 

She then moved to the manufacturing sector as a facility Environmental Engineer for two years prior to going back to school for an Environmental Engineering Applications post-grad program to maintain her skills in environmental sampling, drilling supervision, solid waste / hazardous waste management, contaminated lands, and physical hydrogeology.  Sharon is proud to devote herself a field that has a positive impact on the environment that strives to protect our lands, water and air resources in Canada and is dedicated to helping Indigenous communities.

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