Announcement Regarding the TSAG Home Maintenance Program - October 4th, 2018
The First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group Inc. (TSAG), in conjunction with Indigenous Services Canada, has been delivering the Home Maintenance Program to Alberta First Nations for the past three years. In that time, we have been able to provide this program to over 35 Nations across Alberta and have presented to approximately 1,500 participants. This accomplishment has been met as a result of strong community involvement combined with appropriate, and community minded training.
Our Home Maintenance training has equipped First Nation employees, community members as well as Chiefs and Councils with the ability to complete smaller home maintenance upkeep (including patching small holes in walls, replacing window screens, quick and easy plumbing fixes, etc.), while providing participants with a solid housing overview, appropriate techniques to assist with small repairs and a strong understanding of when to call in a professional. The program has been extremely well received and has been requested to be delivered outside of Alberta; a true testament of the value in the program.
It is with a heavy heart that we must notify you all that we are entering into the final months of the Housing Maintenance Program delivery. We will be fulfilling all of our current scheduled deliveries but will be unable to schedule on any additional Home Maintenance Program delivery requests.
TSAG has had the greatest pleasure working with our Nations to build capacity, develop skills and provide knowledge to all our attendees. We are confident that we have instilled the knowledge and understanding to our participants to be able to continue on working with their communities as they build stronger futures.
Thank you again for welcoming us into your communities to deliver the Home Maintenance Program. We wish you all the success in the future and look forward to working with you on our new initiatives.
The TSAG Housing Team
- We conduct the GIS Housing Base Mapping project.
- We deliver a certified training program for housing managers.
- We host on-site housing preventative maintenance and health and safety management workshops.
- ROBERT AVVEDUTI - Housing Program Manager
- NICHOLAS KOOTENHAYOO - Housing Trainer