Partners & Supporters
Strong Partnerships Key to Building Strong Organizations
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. Recognizing this reality has prompted the organization to established partnerships with key First Nation organizations, government agencies and non-government organizations. These relationships can help us accomplish our goals and assist us to move toward our ultimate objective which is healthier and more durable housing for all First Nations citizens.
FNNBOA is pleased to share with you the numerous corporate, government and other partnerships we have established:
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC): In general, INAC has primary, but not exclusive, responsibility for meeting the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners. To fulfill this mandate, INAC must work collaboratively with First Nations, Inuit and Northerners, as well as with other federal departments and agencies.
Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC): The CCMC, which operates within the National Research Council of Canada, offers a national evaluation service for all types of innovative building construction materials, products, systems and services. CCMC evaluations are supported by the latest technical research and expertise and are based on the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada or Provincial/Territorial Building Codes.
The FNNBOA is not stopping there, next the group will seek to establish partnerships with the various corporations that sell building supplies. FNNBOA believes partnerships wit the many levels of government, NGOs and corporate entities involved in different aspects of First Nations housing is a powerful tool to help rebuild our communities and establish our presence as an organization that represents building officers. Working together, we can achieve our goal of better housing conditions for First Nation communities.
Sites of Interest
Building Science Corporation - BSC provides objective, high-quality information about commercial and residential buildings. This resource combines building physics, systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than most buildings built today.
Canada Code Centre - The National Research Council (http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca) Canada Code Centre is responsible for the various building codes. Currently, National Building Code, National Fire Code and National Plumbing Code are being reconfigured into an objective-based format for the 2005 editions.
First Nations (Alberta) Technical Services Advisory Group (TSAG) - provides technical services and training for Alberta First Nations in the Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 areas. We specialize in housing, public works and community facilities, and environmental management.
First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF) - The Fund was created to promote and support expansion of market-based housing. This will include home ownership, rental, and renovations, in First Nation communities. The Fund is intended to help families and individuals living on reserve lands and on settlement lands where appropriate, where they are unable to provide appropriate security to financial institutions to obtain loans.
National Fire Protection Association - The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation - OFNTSC was the founding First Nation organization in Canada mandated to provide professional technical and advisory services to First Nation communities and to foster technical self-reliance of Aboriginal people.