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FNTI Building Future Generations with Net-Zero Campus

For 35 years, First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) has delivered high quality Indigenous post-secondary education and training for First Nation, MeĢtis, and Inuit communities. FNTI’s quick responses to the demands of students, communities and Indigenous organizations has given us the privilege of serving 112 communities in Ontario, playing a role in the Indigenous paradigm shift from education to employment. 

The Indigenous institute has outgrown its space and the present facility is not equipped to serve the next generations of students and Indigenous post-secondary programming, research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

As FNTI prepares to launch new standalone bachelor’s degree programs this year, it is also gearing up for a fundraising campaign to support a planned 50,000-square-foot, net-zero facility near the historic Tyendinaga Aerodrome.

Project Goals

The proposed net-zero campus build will allow us to enhance Indigenous post-secondary to better meet community aspirations and to extend our reach to serve more Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and other parts of Canada. The following list serves as both a benchmark and an articulation of the goals of this proposed infrastructure project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Outcomes

Building Capacity

FNTI will deliver full-trained construction and technology workers with experience to address modern market gaps, thereby supporting social change.

Engagement of Indigenous Peoples

The Construction Documents stage of Architectural service will be inclusive of Indigenous supply chain, construction companies, skilled trades trainees, promoting social procurement and change.

Commitment to Environmental Change

FNTI will build a carbon neutral, environmentally friendly facility.

Indigenous Research

The net-zero campus will enhance our ability to support Indigenous research through demonstration and innovative design.

Technology

FNTI has fully embraced technological strategies to integrate overall operations of the new building.

Employment and Income

Skills training and opportunities for apprenticeship will focus on Indigenous Peoples and communities.

Wellness Indicators

FNTI will become a beacon to communities, providing the expertise and support required for future sustainable funding.

 

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Read the February 27, 2021 National Post article Leader in Indigenous education plans net-zero campus building