technical services

Technical Services Director

Jason Savard

Email: director.techservices@westerncree.ca 

Cell: 780-524-8905

Phone: (780) 524-5978  Fax: (780) 524-2898

SERVICES PROVIDED TO MEMBER NATIONS

-Assist with Capital Project Report requirements for Indigenous services Canada
- Assist with the completion of the First nation Infrastructure Investment Plan (FNIIP)
- Coordinate progress payments on the capital projects throughout the year
- Coordinate progress payments on housing projects throughout the year
- Assist when requested by the housing program
- Assist in the completion of Community Infrastructure & Housing Annual report
- Complete observation reports for the housing department when requested
- Forward relevant information regarding upcoming meeting, workshops and reporting requirements when received
- Complete and use the Occupancy requests and the maps as requested by the Chief & Council
- Coordinate survey lines for the use/occupancy boundaries as requested by the Chief & Council
- Assist with the selection of Engineering firms for the Capital projects
- Coordinate Engineering assessments as needed

OBJECTIVES FOR 2022

Ensure availability to assist with each Nation’s reporting requirements
- Foster good working relationships with each First Nation Council and Nation Technical Services staff
- Continue to develop working relationships with Indigenous Services Canada to ensure our Member Nation’s are provided with every funding opportunity/program available
- To foster a respectful and positive working environment at Western Cree Tribal Council
- To identify the regulatory gaps that exist within the Technical Services program and to find solutions that will minimize cost and implement solutions where possible to benefit our Member Nations.
- To work with each Nation to fulfill and implement the mandate for the Technical Services department to the best of my ability

PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY WCTC TECHNICAL SERVICES

Duncan’s First Nation
- Water Treatment Plant project 2021-2022
- Monument MMIW 2022
- Playgrounds

Horse Lake First Nation
- Wastewater project, lift station upgrade 2021-2022
- Monument MMIW 2022
- Playgrounds 2022

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
- Water Treatment Plant upgrades 2021-2022
- Monument MMIW 2022
- Playgrounds 2022
- School portables 2022