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.
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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.
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.
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.
CCMC Technical Bulletin
Read the latest CCMC Technical bulletin: Auger-Installed Steel Pile Foundations.
Teleinspections for First Nations Remote Communities
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.