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Nisga’a Nation Asset Condition and Financial Needs Assessment

Helping Nisga’a Nation identify financial needs and building a bridge between the Nation and the Canadian Government

  • 31

    Kilometres of Roads

  • 17

    Water Assets

  • 89


  • Nisga'a Nation, British Columbia

    Nisga'a Nation, British Columbia

Navigating complex data to find asset management solutions

Nisga’a Nation is a self-governing Indigenous government (SGIG) that encompasses four separate villages in the Nass Valley, British Columbia. As a SGIG, the onus is on the Nation to provide adequate services, such as education, healthcare, and housing, to their community through an asset management program.

We were engaged to complete condition assessments and lifecycle analyses of each of the Nation owned assets as part of the ongoing negotiations between Canada and the Nation government. The assessment included over 70 kilometres of roads, waterlines and sanitary lines, 45 fleet assets, 17 water assets, 89 buildings, and 26 marine assets. The report helped to establish annual capital replacement values for the Nation and each individual village for a 35-year timeframe.

Following the initial assessment, we completed an operations and maintenance gap analysis and asset management plan. The project provided a benchmark for small Canadian communities that can be used to compare assets and evaluate funding that an SGIG might need to match the quality of public services in Canadian non-SGIG communities.

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Meet Our Team

Jamie Davignon, Civil Engineer

Our office has opportunities to work on all sorts of jobs—from water treatment plants and road design to community engagement.

Dallas Kuzek, Land Surveyor, Managing Leader, Geomatics

We really take pride in what we do, and it shows in the work we complete for our community.
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Lesley Cabott, Senior Planner

Planning is about people and places. Planning allows opportunities to be created and community values to be celebrated.

Daniel Johnson, Senior Principal, Architecture

My architecture is a balance of my passion for creating with the science of materials. I am passionate about creating an architecture and design that challenges the preconceptions of buildings, their uses and their environment.
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Kip Skabar, Senior Principal, Commercial Ports Leader

Our infrastructure projects are designed to optimize the safe and sustainable movement of people and goods.
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Jamie Davignon

Civil Engineer

Dallas Kuzek

Land Surveyor, Managing Leader, Geomatics

Lesley Cabott

Senior Planner

Daniel Johnson

Senior Principal, Architecture

Kip Skabar

Senior Principal, Commercial Ports Leader

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