First Nations National Building Officers Association

First Nations Housing and Building Crises: Management of the Change Process.

FNNBOA Special Report - The purposes of this report are to present background information on home inspections in FN communities, to understand the challenges for why many Chiefs and Councils are not exercising their governance in terms of the authority having jurisdiction, and what the authority having jurisdictions implies with respect to the construction of homes.

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Reserves want cash to enforce building codes

The Star Phoenix - January 23, 2015 - Chiefs across the country are united in calling for increased funding to enforce national building codes on reserves, Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde says. "Housing is the No. 1 issue in most First Nations communities across Canada, so it's consistent. We just need a government that is ready to listen."

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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.

Communities Wanted!

Does your community want to improve your housing conditions? Are you planning to improve how band homes are built? If your answer is yes, then FNNBOA would be interested in talking with you.

Over the past few years, INAC has funded projects where FNNBOA provides an overview of your building and inspection activities at no cost to the community.

If interested, please send an email to  or contact Bud Jobin at (780) 523-8357.  

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