The FNNBOA Story
First Nations National Building Officers Association (FNNBOA) is a national nonprofit organization. It represents those individuals who provide residential, commercial and institutional construction and renovation technical services (i.e., plans review, inspections, recommending repairs, technical advocacy and advisory role) for buildings located in First Nation/Aboriginal communities. There are approximately 250 to 300 employed in this sector.
Read FNNBOA’s most recent newsletter!
Fall 2015 - In this issue: FNNBOA no longer issuing Certifications; Keith Maracle nominated as new FNNBOA President; a President's message on the need for real and actual change, post the Federal election; an Eagle's Eye on smoke alarms; a new feature, Jobin's Journal; an update on Teleinspections; partnerships with the Government of Ontario; and a story on Bluwood, as a means to fix mould issues in First Nations homes.
Sponsors & Partners
Partnership development is extremely important in today's complex world, regardless of whether your interests lie in finance, education, health or building homes. Partnerships are critical, particularly so to a new organization, with ambitions like the FNNBOA.
In Memory of Richard "Bud" Jobin, Past President of FNNBOA
On December 10, 2015, Richard “Bud” Bruce Jobin of Vimy, AB passed away at the age of 61 years.
Bud is survived by his brother, Shawn Bumstead (Nicole Gough); nephews, Brenden and Hunter; nieces, Carly, Erika and Kaylee; as well as many extended relatives and friends. Predeceased by his father, Bruce; mother, Lena; step-fathers, George Anderson and Murray Bumstead.
Thank you to his homecare nurse, Christine Gibson, for the care, compassion and help she provided to Bud.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2
Teleinspections for First Nations
For most of Canada, conducting Building inspections is not a challenge. However, conducting inspections for new homes in many First Nations is not always possible. When this happens, homes are not constructed to national building code requirements and will need major repairs in a few years. This is especially a problem in First Nations remote communities. FNNBOA have developed teleinspections that uses electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support building code compliance.