Corporate Profile & History

Corporate Profile

• First Nations (AB) Technical Services Advisory Group Inc. is a First Nations non-profit organization.

• TSAG operates under the guidance and direction of a Chiefs Steering Committee and a Board of Directors always respecting the spirit and intent of the Treaties.

• TSAG currently employs approximately thirty fulltime staff comprising of water and waste water trainers, system and network analysts, civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, environmental technicians, including managerial, administrative and communications personnel.

• TSAG provides advisory and technical support to 47 Alberta First Nations, nine Tribal Councils and three unaffiliated First Nations.

Our History

• 1993 – Members from Alberta’s First Nations and Tribal Councils meet for the first Annual Technical Services Workshop to look into managing ongoing local planning, development and community infrastructure services within Alberta’s First Nations.

• 1996 – An Advisory Review committee formed at the fourth Annual Technical Services Workshop with representatives from each of the Treaty areas in Alberta to develop a plan outlining options of how First Nations and Tribal Councils can become involved in the planning and delivery of technical services to Alberta’s First Nations.

• 1996 – A technical services plan was completed and presented at Chief Summit V and a resolution was passed by the Chiefs sanctioning an Alberta First Nations

Technical Services Advisory Group.

• 1997 – Recommendations from the Advisory Group were presented to and passed at the Chiefs Summit VI giving the Technical Services Advisory Group specific directives to gradually assume responsibility of certain technical services currently delivered by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

• 1998 – First Nations (Alberta) Technical Services Advisory Group was established and officially opened its doors.