Resource Library

Count: 29
Resource Website Category >> Sub Category Type Provider
CMHC - GIS: A Useful Tool for First Nations Housing Management, Planning, Maintenance and Safety http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/schl-cmhc/nh18-1-2/NH18-1-2-118-2006-eng.pdf
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
Evaluation of the use of GIS in different communities with a close look at the Cree nation of Mistassini
CMHC - Occupants guide http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/389265/publication.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Home occupants guide
CMHC - Mold in Housing: Info for FN Communities. http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/390831/publication.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Guide to mold-resistance renovations and new construction.
CMHC Housing Managers http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/392258/publication.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Housing managers guide on Mold in housing
Information for First Nations
AFN - First Nations Guide to Housing Policy http://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/housing/housing-policy-guide.pdf
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Guide for First Nations Housing Policies and Housing Portfolio
First Nations Market Housing Fund http://www.fnmhf.ca/english/index.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Foundation
Description:
This fund is focused on providing First Nations communities access to programs and tools which will create sustainable housing developments.
Manitoba Housing http://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/index.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Service Provincial
Description:
Information on subsidized housing including how to apply.
The Manitoba Shelter Benefit for Persons with a Disability http://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/pubs/shltr_ben_disabilities.en.pdf
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Provincial
Description:
Helps people with disabilities to pay their rent
Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/critical-minerals-in-canada/federal-support-for-critical-mineral-projects-and-value-chains/critical-minerals-infrastructure-fund.html
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
Fund to support clean energy and electrification initiatives, as well as transportation and infrastructure projects that will enable the sustainable development of Canada’s critical minerals.
Enabling Accessibility Fund https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-small-projects.html
  • Health and Healing >> Disability Services
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
This funding opportunity aims to make communities and workplaces across Canada more accessible for persons with disabilities. It will fund projects that create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services, and access employment.
CMHC - Building Communities: First Nations Best Practices for Healthy Housing and Sustainable Community Development https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/data-and-research/publications-and-reports/?lang=en&cat=183&itm=5
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
A guide for First Nation communities on how to create healthy and sustainable housing developments.
Printed copies available for free + shipping costs.
CMHC - Success Stories https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/case-studies-and-testimonials
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Stories about First Nations improving their living conditions for their members
CMHC-Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations & Inuit Youth (HIIFNIY) https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/developing-for-first-nations/housing-internship-initiative-first-nation-inuit-youth
  • Education and Employment >> Employment
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
  • Youth >> Positive Development Services
Funding Federal
Description:
A youth employment initiative providing work experience and on-the-job training for First Nations and Inuit Youth
CMHC - Shelter Enhancement Program https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/funding-opportunities/on-reserve-renovation-programs/shelter-enhancement-program
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
Program for housing projects for victims of family violence and provides for the acquisition or construction of new shelters and second stage housing where needed
CMHC- Emergency Repair Program On-Reserve https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/first-nation/financial-assistance/renovation-programs/emergency-repair-programon-reserve.cfm
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
Available for First Nation members on Reserve whose income is below established thresholds
Deals with repairs required for safe occupancy of the home up to a maximum contribution of 20 000$ per unit
CMHC-Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence Program On-Reserve https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/first-nation/financial-assistance/renovation-programs/home-adaptations-seniors.cfm
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
HASI On-Reserve helps First Nations and First Nation members pay for minor home adaptations to on-reserve properties to extend the time seniors can live in their own homes independently
CMHC- Developing First Nation Housing Policies https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/maintaining-and-managing/managing-first-nation-properties/first-nation-housing-policies-development-guide
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Information on how to create a First Nation Housing policy
CMHC https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/industry-innovation-and-leadership/industry-expertise/indigenous-housing
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Publications and Reports on First Nations Housing
Affordable Housing Fund: Indigenous and Northern Housing https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/professionals/project-funding-and-mortgage-financing/funding-programs/all-funding-programs/affordable-housing-fund/affordable-housing-fund-indigenous-and-northern-housing
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
Access long term, low-interest repayable and forgivable loans to build or repair affordable housing

This Indigenous and Northern Housing option of the Affordable Housing Fund prioritizes partnerships between Indigenous and northern housing providers and other partners such as governments, non-profits and other organizations. The Fund provides low-cost and forgivable loans to:

housing providers building and renovating housing serving Indigenous peoples
housing providers building and renovating housing in the North (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
Projects can now get up to:

base funding of $25,000 per unit for meeting minimum social outcome requirements
an additional $25,000 for exceeding affordability
an additional $25,000 for exceeding efficiency standards
The Affordable Housing Fund prioritizes affordable housing that is:

energy efficient
accessible
socially inclusive
Seed Funding https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/professionals/project-funding-and-mortgage-financing/funding-programs/all-funding-programs/seed-funding
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Federal
Description:
CMHC's Seed Funding program provides financial support for individuals or organizations involved in the initial phases of creating an affordable housing project. You can apply for up to $350,000 in interest-free loans and a maximum of $150,000 of non-repayable contributions to assist with early development expenses. These expenses can include things like the formulation of a business plan, creation of preliminary design concepts and conducting environmental site assessments.
Resource Website Category >> Sub Category Type Provider
Rent Assist https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/rent_assist.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Provincial
Description:
Helps low income people and families to pay their rent
Rent Supplement- Manitoba Housing https://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/progs/rent_supplement.html
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Funding Provincial
Description:
Subsidizied a portion of homes for low income, elderly and special needs households
Rural Transit Solutions Fund - Capital Projects https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural-trans-rural/capital-proj-dimmobilisations-eng.html
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
The Rural Transit Solutions Fund is the first federal fund to target the development of transit solutions in rural and remote communities. It is making $250 million in federal funding available over five years to support the development of locally-driven transit solutions that will help people living in these communities get to work, school and appointments, and visit loved ones. A minimum of 10% of the total fund amount will be allocated to projects that benefit Indigenous populations and communities.

Through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund, eligible applicants can seek a contribution of up to $3 million to help cover capital costs (e.g., purchase of a vehicle or digital platforms); and up to $5 million to support zero-emission transit solutions (e.g., for the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle(s)).
NWAC - First Nations Housing Strategy Final Report https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Housing/IndigenousPeoples/CSO/NWAC%20-%20First%20Nations%20Housing%20Strategy.pdf
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Native Women's Association of Canada's final report on First Nations housing strategy with a focus on Indigenous women, girls, and LBGTQ2S within a national framework for housing policy.
First Nation Infrastructure Fund https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100010656/1533645154710
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
The First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF) helps First Nation communities improve and increase public infrastructure to improve the quality of life and the environment for First Nation communities.
Lifecycle of a First Nation community infrastructure project https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1476799826052/1533645622700
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
On-reserve infrastructure projects stages and lifecycle
First Nations Waste Management Initiative https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1491490781609/1533647730166
  • Environment and Lands >> Recycling
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
This initiative supports First Nations in developing sustainable waste management systems through modern infrastructure, operations, training and partnerships
Health Facilities Program https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1613078660618/1613078697574#sec2
  • Health and Healing >> Family and Child Health
  • Infrastructure >> Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
The Health Facilities Program provides funding to support:

planning
construction
expansion
renovation
maintenance
management of community health facilities.
These activities provide First Nations, Inuit and ISC-employed healthcare staff the space required to safely and efficiently deliver health care programs and services in First Nations and Inuit communities.

The types of health infrastructure supported under this program include health services buildings, addictions treatment centres, Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve spaces and residences for healthcare professionals. The nature of the health infrastructure required by a community is assessed based on a number of factors:

the types of health programs and services being delivered in the community
the number and type of health professionals providing such services
population size
the proximity of the community to provincial, territorial or other community health services
The majority of health facilities funded through the program are First Nations health facilities serving First Nations individuals and families living on or near reserves.

The program supports First Nations communities in assuming greater control over their health facilities planning, for example, through the use of community health plans, including operational plans to support health services delivery. The long-term goal of the program is to transfer control over the planning, design and delivery of health infrastructure programs and services to Indigenous organizations and institutions.
Winnipeg Rental Network https://www.winnipegrentnet.ca/help-links/help-aboriginal.cfm
  • Infrastructure >> Housing
Tools & Information Organization
Description:
The Winnipeg Rental Network provides information on Indigenous lead housing programs in Winnipeg.
Unite Interactive