Has your community had challenges finishing housing projects on schedule and on time? Do you often see the need to apply stronger project management skills with your community projects? This session will give you greater awareness of common project management challenges while providing you with practical tools and advice that can lead to satisfaction and success with your projects for leadership and community members alike.
Clarence C Meekis is from Deer Lake First Nation, a remote northern Ontario community.
Clarence works from Thunder Bay as Infrastructure Specialist with Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and has been working there since 2003. Much of Clarence’s work focuses on First Nations housing and infrastructure in northern Ontario with all aspects of government funded housing programs and First Nation’s funded housing and infrastructure activities. His desire is to see First Nations grow and thrive in the areas of housing and infrastructure through solid planning with all facets of management activities provided by local community members.
Clarence is a graduate of Civil Engineering Technology program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay and lives there with his wife Karyn and two sons, aged 20 & 16, and a daughter, age 14.
Charles (Chuck) Petahtegoose is an Infrastructure Specialist with Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, working out of the Toronto Office, for over five years. Chuck is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, near Sudbury Ontario. He also, has a wife and four children.
Chuck has worked in the Housing Industry on and off reserve, for over 25 years. He has worked in his home community in the Forestry Department as a Fire Technician, and Housing Department as Housing Coordinator, Project Lead Hand, Carpenter and labourer. Chuck has also acquired experience working in all aspects of Housing; planning, construction, and renovations.