Radio FNNBOA

Home on the Rez is a series of six podcast episodes about housing in First Nations communities. Home on the Rez explores how some First Nations communities are successfully addressing their housing challenges. The episodes feature in-depth interviews on a range of subjects on First Nations housing.


Subscribe now! Access to Canadian Construction Materials Centre Codes & Canadian Standard Association Group standards

FNNBOA has a subscription service with CCMC and CSA at a significant discount.

Learn more about the CCMC’s codes and the CSA standards subscription plan.


Join FNNBOA to make a difference in housing quality in First Nations communities.

Join FNNBOA today! Learn about the benefits of joining FNNBOA, celebrating it’s 15th year.


Housing Decision Making Tool for Chiefs and Councils

This tool will help the Chiefs and Councils to reduce their housing liabilities, improve the quality of the homes and to make the houses last longer. View the "Housing Decision-Making Tool for Chiefs and Councils" presentation.


Guide to Establish a Housing Authority

FNNBOA with funding from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is pleased to announce their guide entitled, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Housing Authorities and to Establish One in First Nations Communities.  The guide gives an overview on how to establish either a federal or provincial not for profit organization and how this becomes the housing authority.

Learn more about the housing authority guide


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 an organization with ambitions like FNNBOA.  

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A FNNBOA membership now offers First Nations building officials access to more building and construction resources than ever before.

 Over the past year, FNNBOA has been working closely with the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), part of the National Research Council, to develop training opportunities and resource links that will be invaluable to our membership.

 This arrangement with CCMC will save First Nations building officials thousands of dollars, by providing easy online access to essential information that will help improve building quality and sustainability in First Nations communities. 

With their $150 membership fee, FNNBOA members will now be able to access three essential  resources at no extra cost: the Illustrated User’s Guide of the National Building Code (NBS); guides to help implement MasterFormat specifications, covering all phases of construction; and, most importantly, CSA standards cited in the National Building Code.  

We interviewed key First Nations and other building professionals, asking them to explain the value and importance of using each of these resources in all aspects of construction today.  

We’re excited to share this wealth of critical knowledge with our members, to help them build better and smarter in their own communities.


Home on the Rez housing podcast a hit

Listeners tuning into Indigenous radio networks across Canada are enjoying Home on the Rez, a new radio-podcast series about housing, produced by students in Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA), at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). Read more on Eagle Feather News.


Eagle’s Eye on Housing

Eagle’s Eye on Housing focuses on issues important to today’s building inspectors. New articles include:

CSA Standards: Gaining access to CSA standards included in the National Building Code (NBC), covering everything from insulation to plumbing to accessibility, and from cladding to heating and ventilation systems, for the cost of a FNNBOA membership ($150), will save building inspectors, band councils and community construction officials thousands of dollars.

National Building Code User’s Guide:  The National Building Code, published every five years under Codes Canada, is an essential tool for all builders, with standards for materials and techniques that ensure buildings are constructed to the most up-to-date safety and quality standards on the market.

MasterFormat: Construction projects are always complex, with many moving parts, timelines and crucial decisions for builders to make at every stage, from shovels in the ground to completion. Following the most up-to-date and detailed standards and guidelines  for materials and processes, carefully worked out by a wide range of building experts, simplifies any job.  Masterformat is a kind of “best practices toolkit of different resources.”


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