AANDC works with First Nation governments to support affordable and adequate housing, clean drinking water and community infrastructure like roads and schools.
The following stories showcase the successes of a number of Aboriginal communities that have improved their housing situation.
|Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have achieved great success with their housing program. It not only features home ownership and social housing, but also energy-efficient home construction.
|Coming Home to Lac La Ronge
Innovative thinking and decisive action by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in northern Saskatchewan has given families, like the Christiansens, the home of their dreams. At the same time, the band has developed its own innovative way to take control of its housing needs.
|Kamloops Indian Band On-reserve Housing Program
Kamloops Indian Band is developing a thriving housing market on its own doorstep.
|Fighting Mold: A Story of Three Communities
Kahnawake's children are breathing easier after the First Nations community took decisive action to combat mold in their homes, schools and other buildings. The efforts of Kahnawake's leaders are empowering First Nations communities in places like Manitoulin Island, Ontario, and Hartley Bay, British Columbia, to protect the health and well being of their residents.
|Cowichan Tribe Large-Scale Mold Remediation Project
One of Canada’s oldest communities, the tight-knit Cowichan Tribe of lower mainland British Columbia, faced a health crisis when they found mold in their homes.
|Insurance Pilot Project
The British Columbia Nak'azdli First Nation has taken a leadership role in creating affordable and adequate housing by signing the first trust agreement under Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC's) On-Reserve Homeownership Loan Insurance Pilot product.
|CMHC and Seabird Island First Nation
Seabird Island First Nation of British Columbia has taken their respect for the environment to new levels through a bold approach that helped them build seven new environmentally friendly housing units in their community.
|Piikani Nation Housing Authority
The Piikani Nation is transforming the lives of its band members through its innovative five year comprehensive housing strategy. New homes are being built; older homes renovated, youth are learning skilled trades and people are proud to live on the Piikani Nation reserve.