On-Reserve Housing Reform: Engagement 2016-2017

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Current status: Closed

The engagement started on May 17, 2016.

Why

The Government of Canada is engaging in a renewed, respectful and inclusive nation-to-nation process, to make progress on issues most important to First Nation communities.

As part of its commitment to improve housing for First Nation communities on reserve and as indicated in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada is engaging with First Nations and other partners to develop an effective long-term approach to support on-reserve housing, and to contribute to a broader National Housing Strategy.

Who

The Government of Canada will engage with:

What

First Nations peoples living on reserve are more likely to experience poor housing conditions and overcrowding than the general population. To address urgent housing needs on reserves, Budget 2016 provides $554.3 million over two years beginning in 2016-17. These housing investments are a first step to improving housing conditions on reserves. This engagement will help develop an effective long-term approach to supporting housing on reserve as part of a broader National Housing Strategy, and is part of a larger dialogue on long-term on-reserve infrastructure investments and program reform.

This engagement includes in-person national and regional meetings to discuss the long-term implementation of on-reserve housing investments and reform options.

Find out how INAC and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are jointly engaging on Indigenous housing through the Housing reform: A joint engagement process infographic.

How to participate

There are four ways to participate:

  1. Attend a national or regional meeting (for First Nation representative organizations, First Nation technical groups and First Nation communities—by invitation only).
  2. Submit opinion papers by e-mail to LogementsReussites-HousingSuccess@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca.
  3. Send an e-mail to LogementsReussites-HousingSuccess@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca answering the questions in the discussion guide or providing other comments.
  4. Send a letter to the address in the contact us section answering the questions in the discussion guide or providing other comments.

For your input to be included in the broader National Housing Strategy, submit your opinion papers or comments by e-mail or mail by November 7, 2016. However, on-reserve housing engagement will continue until March 2017 and input provided after November 7, 2016 will be considered for the long-term approach on the reform of on-reserve housing.

When and where

Meetings will be held across the country until March 2017. Dates and locations of upcoming meetings will be posted as they are confirmed.

Date Location Activity / Event Participants
May 17 to 19, 2016 Toronto, ON Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Assembly of First Nations chiefs, technicians, and other government departments
June 16, 2016 Conference Call Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Conference Call Assembly of First Nations technicians
July 11, 2016 Niagara, ON Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Assembly of First Nations chiefs and other government departments
September 8, 2016 Ottawa, ON Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics, and industry experts (Atlantic participants, all four provinces)
September 9, 2016 Ottawa, ON Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing Reform First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics, and industry experts (Saskatchewan and Alberta participants)
September 19, 2016 Vancouver, BC Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing Reform First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics, and industry experts
(British Columbia participants)
September 21, 2016 Ottawa, ON Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing Reform First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics, and industry experts (Ontario and Quebec participants)
September 21 to 22, 2016 Ottawa, ON Review of Priority Ranking Frameworks Assembly of First Nations technicians
September 26, 2016 Winnipeg, MB Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing Reform First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics and industry experts (Manitoba and Northern Ontario participants)
September 28, 2016 Ottawa, ON Regional roundtable on First Nation On-Reserve Housing Reform First Nations, Public Policy Forum, academics and industry experts
October 6 to 7, 2016 Edmonton, AB Regional conversation starter with First Nations in Alberta Alberta chiefs and technicians
October 12 to 13, 2016 Ottawa, ON Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Assembly of First Nations chiefs, technicians, and other government departments
November 1 to 3, 2016 Winnipeg, MB Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Assembly of First Nations chiefs, technicians, and other government departments
January 17 to 19, 2017 Vancouver, BC Regional engagement joint session British Columbia Treaty First Nations, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
January 23, 2017 Toronto, ON Union of Ontario Indians: institution building meeting Union of Ontario Indians, INAC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
February 7 to 9, 2017 Thunder Bay, ON Northern Housing Conference 80 Ontario First Nations
February 15 to 17, 2017 Ottawa, ON Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Assembly of First Nations' chiefs, technicians, and other government departments
February 28 to March 1, 2017 Halifax, NS Atlantic First Nation Housing Regional Consultation Forum Members of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat
March 7 to 8, 2017 Thunder Bay, ON Nishnawbe Aski Nation infrastructure summit Nishnawbe Aski Nation
March 13 to 14, 2017 Victoria, BC Forum on First Nations housing British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, Union of British Columbia Indians, First Nations Summit of British Columbia
March 22 to 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure Assembly of First Nations' chiefs, technicians, and other government departments

What we heard

Related information

Contact us

Community Infrastructure Branch
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 Wellington, 25th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4

Email: LogementsReussites-HousingSuccess@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

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