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Independent First Nations Alliance

Tech Services

Technical Advisory Services

The Technical Services Department's primary purpose is to provide Technical Advisory Services to IFNA member First Nation Communities in the fields of Housing, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of Community Assets, Community Capital Planning, Fire Protection and Technical Transfer.

Under the direction of the Technical Services Advisor, the Technical Services Officers provide technical and capital management advisory services to the member First Nations by:

  • Assisting and advising in the planning, management, inspection, and reporting for the minor capital infrastructure, community and educational facilities;
  • Assisting and advising in the management, planning, estimating, inspection and reporting for the operation and maintenance of infrastructure and community educational facilities;
  • Assisting and advising in the management, planning, and construction of all community housing;
  • Assisting in verifying and maintaining an inventory of community assets;
  • Participating in the transfer of management and technical knowledge to member First Nations; and
  • Community Development Reporting Requirements to INAC.


Thunder Bay Technical Services Staff

Carla Chisel
Technical Services Advisor

Tim Krug
Technical Services Officer
Tel: (807) 626-7730 ext.#7739

Mary Bea Kenny, M.Sc.F., EP
Technical Services Officer

Richard Chukra
Business & Economic Development Advisor
Tel: (807) 626-7730 ext. #7735


Kevin A. Sandberg
Technical Services Officer &                       Overall Responsible Operator

Tel: (807) 220-4127





203 - 1151 Barton Street

Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5N3

Tel: (807) 626-7730   

Fax: (807) 626-7738