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First Nation Property Asset Reporting System (FNPARS)

The project will involve 6 First Nation Communities generally located in the Parry Sound, Sudbury, and North Bay districts. The Communities are: Nipissing First Nation, Dokis First Nation, Wahnapitae First Nation, Henvey Inlet First Nation, Magnetawan First Nation, and Wasauksing First Nation.

State of Local Infrastructure

  • A lack of complete and dependable asset information makes financial planning, decision making and implementing economic opportunities difficult and costly
  • Lack of digital data, hardware, software, communication technology, and the associated skills and business processes to build and maintain asset information makes it difficult for First Nations to manage financial accounting, work together and be self-sufficient

Benefits of completing this Project

  • To improve economic development by providing quality asset data in a digital environment that will facilitate improved analysis and decision making related to the cost efficient management of First Nation assets supporting the development and maintenance of infrastructure and future economic development opportunities
  • Development of consistent functional standards, work-flows, and technology designed specifically to manage First Nation assets, that can be used to automate, maintain and analyze asset data for WBAFN members
  • Reduce the effort and improve quality of information used by First Nations and INAC to track and analyze assets for existing and future budgetary purposes, such as PSAB, and
  • Improve the skills and career opportunities for WBAFN members
  • The Asset Management system model, documentation, and best practices developed through this project can be used by other First Nations to cost efficiently capture, analyze and maintain land and asset information.

Members of WBAFN are or are in the process of assuming responsibility under the First Nations Land Management Act to have the authority to make laws in relationship to reserve lands, resources, and the environment. This responsibility requires FNs to create, improve and/or maintain a broad range of property, road and infrastructure asset information, such as, but not limited to, road right-of-way boundaries, property title boundaries, road centre-line data for 911 and transportation routing, publicly owned buildings, road signage, bridges, culverts, sidewalks, streetlights, potable water and wastewater services.
In order to access funding through INAC’s Capital Facility and Maintenance Program, First Nations are to make capital and facility operational plans and investment decisions that:

  • maximize the life-cycle of the physical assets
  • mitigate health and safety risks
  • ensure assets meet applicable codes and standards, and;
  • ensure programs are managed and delivered in a cost-effective, environmentally sound and sustainable manner

Project Objectives

To design and develop a tool in the form of a database that will assist our member First Nations with the lifecycle management of Community owned infrastructure assets

  • Inventory of Community Infrastructure – a complete asset register including condition indicators and valuations is to be established on defined assets (list to be provided)
  • Establish data hierarchy and attributes to be collected
  • Define targeted service levels – based on regulations, legislation, by-laws, public commitments – define/differentiate between critical and non-critical infrastructure
  • Organize projects associated with the assets – criteria is to be assigned to asset projects identified from various sources – asset project criteria is to be applied and organized with priority ratings

To design and develop a tool in the form of a database that will assist our member First Nations with the management of the Community’s housing portfolio

  • Inventory of Residential Lots and Housing Conditions – a complete house register including condition indicators and financial values for use by the housing portfolio manager (estimates for repairs are categorized in a data set)
  • Housing stock inventory is to be categorized and organized as well as the associated repair types
  • Needed repairs to houses are to be included in the database. Repair types and estimates are to be categorized and organized with financial estimates for repairs included.
  • Special data fields may be required to assist with the management of First Nation owned rental units
  • Fields for collecting Community demographic information is to be included

Project Objectives

To design and develop a tool in the form of a database that will assist our member First Nations with the lifecycle management of Community owned infrastructure assets

  • Inventory of Community Infrastructure – a complete asset register including condition indicators and valuations is to be established on defined assets (list to be provided)
  • Establish data hierarchy and attributes to be collected
  • Define targeted service levels – based on regulations, legislation, by-laws, public commitments – define/differentiate between critical and non-critical infrastructure
  • Organize projects associated with the assets – criteria is to be assigned to asset projects identified from various sources – asset project criteria is to be applied and organized with priority ratings

To design and develop a tool in the form of a database that will assist our member First Nations with the management of the Community’s housing portfolio

  • Inventory of Residential Lots and Housing Conditions – a complete house register including condition indicators and financial values for use by the housing portfolio manager (estimates for repairs are categorized in a data set)
  • Housing stock inventory is to be categorized and organized as well as the associated repair types
  • Needed repairs to houses are to be included in the database. Repair types and estimates are to be categorized and organized with financial estimates for repairs included.
  • Special data fields may be required to assist with the management of First Nation owned rental units
  • Fields for collecting Community demographic information is to be included
Our Location:
368 Pickerel River Road,
Pickerel, ON P0G 1J0