TECHNICAL SERVICES

OUR MANDATE

The services offered cover a wide range of activities such as:

  • Civil Engineering;
  • Architecture;
  • Emergency Management and Public Safety;
  • Five-year Plans on community assets;
  • Road Engineering;
  • Geotechnical Engineering;
  • Training & Maintenance Plans.

Regardless the scope of activities, our technical services are able to offer, with our knowledge and experience, professional expertise capable of providing the most competent support to Band Councils, while respecting their integrity.

The work by our technical services takes on many forms:

  • Land Surveying;
  • Preparing plans & Specifications;
  • Providing estimates;
  • Bidding scenarios;
  • Inspecting;
  • Project Management;
  • Supervising projects;
  • Feasibility studies;

The basis of our intervention mode can be characterized by the fact that our technical services rely on the knowledge acquired concerning communities and their existing environment. With a multidisciplinary approach, our technical services are able to offer Band Councils solutions to various problems by taking into account distinct aspects such as environmental impacts, maintenance, price/quality ratio, future development, etc.

DIRECTIVE BOARD

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DENYS BERNARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Always on the lookout for business opportunities, Denys sees to the development and growth of the organization. His vision allows the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (GCNWA) to effectively serve our communities according to our mission, but also to export our expertise to many Indigenous communities and private organizations. In addition, Denys plays, among other things, a representative role for the Nation. He supervises, manages and administrates the various funding programs, services and projects underway at the GCNWA. He is also responsible for supervising staff and ensuring that institutional values and established performance requirements are met.
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MARIO DIAMOND

TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
Mario has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of civil engineering. Having worked with the GCNWA since 2009, he supervises, manages and administers the technical services department in both civil engineering and construction in general.

ENGINEERING

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LOUIS JUTRAS, ENG.

COORDINATOR - ENGINEERING
Louis graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in Civil Engineering in December 2015. He then worked for two years as a site engineer and superintendent for Kiewit Construction. In September 2017, Louis joined the GCNWA team where his comprehensive technical knowledge in the design and technical application of site standards are key assets. Louis also has thorough experience in remote field projects.
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BENOIT GIGUÈRE, ENG.

PROJECT MANAGER
Having graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in Civil Engineering in December 2016, Benoit joined the GCNWA team shortly after graduation. He is responsible for design standards and the application of engineering calculations necessary for road development and repair projects. Benoit also possesses sound technical drawing skills.
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ALEXANDRE LAROUCHE

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Alexandre graduated from the CEGEP of Trois-Rivières in May 2017. During his studies, he was hired by the Ministère des Transports as a construction supervisor. Through his work, he acquired various experience such as contract management and work inspection. In April 2018, he joined the GCNWA team. Alexandre possesses good knowledge of road network standards, surveying and site supervision.
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CYRILLE CANTIN

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Cyrille Cantin graduated in Civil engineering from Cégep de Trois-Rivières in May 2014. After his studies, he moved into the field of building structure, where he was able to deepen his knowledge of the related standards. His great versatility later led him to work in the field of mechanical engineering. Thanks to this experience, Cyrille was able to perfect her mastery of computer-aided drawing and project management. In March 2019, he joined the GCNWA team where he acquired a good knowledge of road network, construction and surveying standards as well as site supervision.

HOUSING

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MAXIME DIAMOND

COORDINATOR - HOUSING & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Maxime works in collaboration with various communities, mainly on construction, inspection and building evaluation projects. In addition, he regularly works on various projects in collaboration with different government bodies.
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GENEVIÈVE VEILLEUX

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
Geneviève graduated with a DEC in Architecture Technology in 2008 and works for the GCNWA since 2009. As an architectural technician, she is responsible for designing, producing and completing construction plans for several projects. In addition to actively participating in the management of the various ongoing projects, Geneviève is also responsible for CMHC grant programs.
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JEAN DUMONT

ESTIMATOR - PROJECT MANAGER SR.
Jean has extensive experience in Project Management, Estimating and teaching Building Technology. Thanks to his range of skills, he now has nearly 20 years of specialized experience. Passionate about energy efficiency and the laws surrounding buildings, he knows a lot about building standards and codes. As an Estimator - Senior Project Manager, Jean performs inspections, estimates and project management within the Technical Services Department.
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MARILYNE RAPOSO

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
Marilyne graduated from the CEGEP of Trois-Rivières in May 2018 in Architecture Technology. She also completed a civil engineering degree from the same educational institution in 2014. She joined the GCNWA team during her studies, contributing to the drafting tasks of different projects, residential building design and inspections. Marilyne possesses a thorough knowledge of building standards.
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DANIEL SIROIS

BUILDING INSPECTOR - ESTIMATOR
Daniel has extensive construction experience and he currently works at the GCNWA as a Building Inspector. He also assists the engineering team in supervising construction or other related inspection work.
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ANDRÉ THERRIEN

BUILDING INSPECTOR - ESTIMATOR
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CLÉOPHÉE LACHAPELLE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Cléophée joins the Technical services department as an administrative assistant. Having just completed her secretarial training, combined with her previous work experience in administration, she will be able to effectively carry out her mandate, the purpose of the position being to support the Housing and Emergency Management Coordinator. Furthermore, as an Abenaki, she will be able to put her knowledge of the First Nation community to good use.
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DANY BEAUDOIN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Trained as a structural and civil engineering technician, Dany is responsible for project management, design and production of plans and specifications in the field of structure and foundations. Dany has been working for over 20 years in the fields of engineering, architecture and construction. Among his mandates, he has been in charge of various design, plan and construction projects carried out on various industrial sites.
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KAROL-ANN LALONDE FRASER

PROJECT MANAGER
Karol-Ann graduated from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in August 2020. She completed a bachelor's degree in construction engineering during which she accumulated knowledge in structural and municipal engineering during her internships. These experiences allowed her to develop her project management skills, which will be greatly useful in her role as a construction project manager in the technical services department.
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PHILIP MCALLISTER

PROJECT MANAGER
Philip holds a Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure (ETS). His expertise in building mechanics and project management will be put to good use in his role as project manager for the realization of projects focused on occupant comfort, energy efficiency and the sustainability of the Indigenous communities' building stock.
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FRANCIS LANDRY

PROJECT MANAGER
Francis has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke. His versatility and dedication allow him to accomplish a wide range of mandates as a project manager in both the engineering and housing departments. His expertise will also be used to help the team in building inspections.
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FÉLIX TALBOT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Felix acts as an Emergency Management Specialist on the team. With his experience in rescue as well as SCI trainer, he will be able to assist the various communities in identifying emergency management needs. In addition, he will set up trainings adapted to the specific reality of each community and write the appropriate emergency measures plans.
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SACHA PICHÉ

ASSET MANAGEMENT AGENT
Sacha has many years of experience in management and customer service. He puts his skills to good use in order to fulfill his mandate as an asset management agent. Primarily, Sacha establishes and implements an asset management action plan in various First Nation communities. He also plays a leading role in mentoring the managers of the communities concerned.
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JOANIE BUIST

LIAISON OFFICER
Graduated from Université Laval in Anthropology/Education/Kinesiology and a student in Geography, Joanie is part of the Emergency Management Team (EMAP). Her experience in education and project management in the forestry sector allows her to work together to establish and maintain transparent relationships with the First Nations of Quebec. She uses her strengths in program design and training in work organization to plan and implement prevention, preparation, intervention and recovery measures in emergency management with First Nations.Graduated from Université Laval in Anthropology/Education/Kinesiology and a student in Geography, Joanie is part of the Emergency Management Team (EMAP). Her experience in education and project management in the forestry sector allows her to work together to establish and maintain transparent relationships with the First Nations of Quebec. She uses her strengths in program design and training in work organization to plan and implement prevention, preparation, intervention and recovery measures in emergency management with First Nations.
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CASSANDRA LAROCHE

LIAISON OFFICER
A graduate of the University of Sherbrooke's Bachelor of Environmental Studies program, Cassandra joins the Emergency Management Program (EMAP) team as a liaison officer. She uses her relational, communication and organizational strengths to establish and maintain transparent relationships with the First Nations of Quebec. Her experience as an intervener within the provincial emergency environment team will be an asset for our organization, particularly in the implementation of prevention, planning, intervention and recovery measures with First Nations in the area of emergency management.
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MAUD PAGÉ

LIAISON OFFICER
With a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and a Master's degree in Environment from the University of Sherbrooke, Maud joined the Emergency Management Program (EMAP) team as a liaison officer. Her experiences in several types of work environments are beneficial in establishing and maintaining transparent relationships with First Nations in Quebec. Her background in project management and communication are strengths in the implementation of prevention, planning, response and recovery measures in the field of emergency management.
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KELLYANE LEVAC

LIAISON OFFICER
Kellyane graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor's degree in International Development and has a Master's degree from the University of Montreal in Political Science. She works as a liaison officer for the Emergency Management Program (EMAP). Her multidisciplinary background has allowed her to develop interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as to adapt to different situations. Her international experiences are an asset for the planning and implementation of prevention, preparation, intervention and recovery measures with the First Nations of Quebec regarding emergency management.
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INTERN

VACANT POSITION

OUR PROJECTS

WÔLINAK

  • 2008 – Extension of Tomakowa Street
  • 2009 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Tomakowa Street
  • 2009 – New municipal garage
  • 2010 – Preparation of architectural plans of a single family residence
  • 2010 – Development of a pedestrian promenade on Leblanc Road
  • 2010 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on the Danube Boulevard
  • 2011 – Construction of a semi-detached building on Tomakowa Street
  • 2013 – Expansion of the GCNWA Administrative Offices - Phase I
  • 2014 – Enlargement of the Family Hall
  • 2014 – Arrangement of the Traiteur W room
  • 2014 – Development of des Pins Road
  • 2015 – Ecoduct for Serpentine turtles
  • 2015 – Culvert of Solinak Street
  • 2015 – Expansion of the GCNWA Administrative Offices – Phase II
  • 2015 – Parking of the GCNWA Administrative Offices
  • 2016 – Culverts on Mikowa Street
  • 2016 – Nolka Street Development - Phase I
  • 2017 – Nolka Street Development - Phase II
  • 2017 – Production of development plans for the construction of an indoor pool
  • 2018 – Infrastructure Vulnerability Study

ODANAK

  • 2009 – Industrial Motel Construction - Phase I
  • 2010 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Kizos Street
  • 2010 – Construction of the post-secondary institution Kiuna
  • 2011 – Construction of a 6-unit housing unit on Awassos Street
  • 2012 – Wastewater Treatment Plan
  • 2013 – Installation of a laboratory for water tests
  • 2013 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Managuan Street
  • 2014 – Construction of a garage for the Environment and Land Office in Odanak
  • 2014 – Construction of the administrative offices of the Odanak Abenaki Council
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Health Centre
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Police Station
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Community Hall
  • 2014 - Parking of the new administrative offices of the Abenaki Band Council of Odanak
  • 2015 – Addition of a solar wall to the new administrative offices
  • 2015 – Expansion of the CPE Aw8ssisak
  • 2015 – Rehabilitation of the library
  • 2016 – Redevelopment of the post office
  • 2016 – Construction of a semi-detached on Managuan Street
  • 2016 – Abrasive storage dome for Public Works
  • 2016 – Development of Pakessos and Sips streets
  • 2016 – Development of a bicycle path for the Kiuna Institution
  • 2016 – Major restoration at the Abenaki Museum
  • 2016 – Major restoration at the Community Hall
  • 2016 – Upgrading to CPE Aw8ssisak standards
  • 2016 – Managuan Street Extension ($80,000)
  • 2016 – Rainwater outfall reconstruction on Waban-Aki Street
  • 2017 – Industrial district infrastructure
  • 2017 – Industrial Motel Construction - Phase II
  • 2017 – Yellow perch spawning ground (Project Management)
  • 2017 – Construction of a new Public Works garage
  • 2018 – Expansion of the Kiuna Institution
  • 2018 – Infrastructure Vulnerability Study
  • 2019 – New Presbytery
  • 2019 – Plans and specifications for the construction of a new eco-centre
  • 2019 – Pakessos Road Development
  • 2019 – Abenaki Museum Trail
  • 2019 – Expansion of the 102 Sibosis

KANESATAKE

  • 2014 – Wastewater and drinking water
  • 2014 – Geothermal energy at the Immersion School
  • 2015 – Wastewater and drinking water (survey work)
  • 2015 – Drainage of Bonspille Rd.
  • 2016 – Rehabilitation of Angus Rd and Simon Rd roads
  • 2017 – Immersion School oil transfer area
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Arisawe Road
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Bruno Road
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Mountain Road
  • 2017 – Nicholas Road rehabilitation
  • 2017 – Flood Management
  • 2017 – Major Restoration at the high school (windows and ventilation)
  • 2018 – Plans for the Youth Center
  • 2019 – Wastewater and drinking water
  • 2019 – Construction of Mountain, Bruno and Arisawe Streets
  • 2019 – Management of the Emergency Power projects for the Band Council and the Kanesatake Human Resource Offices (KHRO)
  • 2019 – Flood Management
  • 2019 – Renovation & Redesign of the KHRO

KAHNAWAKE

  • 2017 – Inspections of several buildings
  • 2018 – Redesign the conference room at the Band Council
  • 2018 – Inspection of the Social Services Department buildings
  • 2018 – Redevelopment plan for the Kahnawake Social Sercives Complex (KSCS) building
  • 2018 – Inspection of the 47 units of the social housing stock
  • 2019 – Project Management during the renovation of the 47 units in the social housing stock
  • 2019 – Inspection of a historic century-old building (Ross House)

LISTUGUJ

  • 2015 – Construction of the Public Works new garage
  • 2017 – Construction of an abrasive storage building
  • 2018 – Paving of 10 streets
  • 2018 – Flood Management
  • 2019 – Management & Supervision of the works following the floods
  • 2019 – Caplin Road
  • 2019 – Officer Creek flood

GESGAPEGIAG

  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for the GHRDC expansion
  • 2017 – Baieview Development
  • 2017 – Development of Lentug and Gasgusi roads
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for 7 single-family homes
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for a twin
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for a 6-plex
  • 2019 – Rehabilitation of the Drinking Water Plant
  • 2019 – Production of plans for the Public Works garage, the shopping centre and the butcher's shop

ISC (Indigenous Services Canada)

  • 2015 – Development of the SRCB Asset Condition Reporting System
  • 2016 – Distribution of smoke detectors to the communities and tribal councils
  • 2017 – Distribution of 2.5lbs fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors to the communities and tribal councils
  • 2017 – Feasibility Study for pyrolysis at Unamen Shipu
  • 2018 – Development of the SRCB Asset Condition Reporting System
  • 2018 –  Inspection of three houses and management of the inspection project of 12 senior's residences
  • 2019 – Income Support

MANAWAN

  • 2017 – Building Inspection

BARRIERE LAKE

  • 2018 - Automation of blowers in aerated ponds
  • 2019 - Replacement of the wastewater pumping station
  • 2019 - Repairs on the wastewater collection system
  • 2019 - New Primary School - Phase I
  • 2019 - Drinking water treatment plant refurbishment
  • 2019 - Investigation of the drinking water distribution network

FNQLHSSC

  • 2017 – Inspection of several buildings on the communities
  • 2019 – Approval of Early Childhood center compliance plans and visits for certain communities in partnership with the Ministry of Family Affairs

OFF COMMUNITY

PARKS CANADA

Parc de la Mauricie

  • 2018 – Structural & Building inspection
  • 2018 – Management of the temporary repair of the Mistagance amphitheatre
  • 2018 – Inspection of the Halte du Marie
  • 2018 – Management of the temporary repair of the Halte du Marie

Fort Chambly

  • 2019 – Evaluation of renovations at the Fort Chambly Historic Site

OTHER PROJECTS

  • 2015 – Public Works and Government Services Canada - Rehabilitation of La Romaine Wharf
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère – Refurbishment of the 16e rang
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère - Optimization of the wastewater treatment system
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère - Deposhotation
  • 2015 – Sainte-Françoise - Parking for the multifunctional room
  • 2016 – Mont-Ham - Expansion of the main building
  • 2016 – Port de Trois-Rivières - Building Inspection
  • 2016 – Manseau - Level crossing
  • 2016 – Sainte-Françoise - Rehabilitation of various rows
  • 2016 – PureSphera Group - Concrete slab for industrial crusher
  • 2016 – PureSphera Group - Mezzanine for transformers
  • 2017 – MRC de Bécancour - Watercourse Management
  • 2017 – Saint-Sylvère – Rehabilitation of the 16e rang, Phase II
  • 2017 – Gentilly – Water Management at the Sûreté du Québec Station
  • 2017 – Gentilly – Repair of the Sûreté du Québec Station Building
  • 2018 – MRC de Bécancour –Watercourse Management
  • 2018 – Saint-Pier-les-Becquets –Drinking Water Management
  • 2019 – Sainte-Francoise – Inspection of the Multifunctional Hall

TYPE OF WORKS

  • Plans & Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Project Monitoring
  • Architecture
  • Civil & Municipal Engineering
  • Building Inspection (residential, institutional and commercial)
  • Building Evaluation (residential, institutional and commercial)
  • Redesign & Renovation Project Management (major and minor)
  • Institutional Interior Design
  • Property Assessments on First Nation Communities
  • Roadway
  • Etc.

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