Ontario First Nation Lands Managers Working Together for a Better Tomorrow
OALA provides networking, peer support and training opportunities for First Nation Lands Managers in Ontario.
In 1995 a small group of Ontario First Nation Lands Managers formed an association to address unique land management issues and related common interests while providing a forum to strategize on problems and concerns. OALA was formed to support and assist fellow Lands Managers when needed.
This group was the first of its kind in all of Canada.
We can proudly say the OALA was the birth of Regional Lands Association organizations Nationwide!
One of the original goals was to establish a National Lands Management Association consisting of Lands Managers across Canada. This was accomplished in 2000 at a National Gathering in Toronto with the birth of the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association.