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.


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.






Department Contact

Sharon McGuire


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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