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Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation was created in 1995 to provide technical advisory services.  This client base consists of 133 Ontario First Nations,16 Tribal Councils, 6 Large First Nations and 19 Unaffiliated First Nations in Ontario. Areas of service include operations and maintenance, housing, water and wastewater treatment, infrastructure, emergency planning, environment, and fire and safety. For more information on the OFNTSC, please visit

OFNTSC Student Achievement Awards

The awards, valued at $2,000 each, are comprised of seven Student Achievement Awards and three memorial awards.

The Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award is presented to a First Nations student studying engineering in the area of water and wastewater. The Robert Olivier Memorial Award is presented to a student studying engineering in any specialization (civil, mechanical, chemical). New this year, and in memory of our late beloved board member, we are introducing the Jay Benedict Memorial Award, which will be given to a student who is completing their studies in the area of architecture/housing.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1 and November 1
Program of Study: STEM or STEM related
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: First Nations