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Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification

Progressive Aboriginal Relations - Gold Level Award

The Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification program is awarded annually by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. The award recognizes performance in Aboriginal relations as measured by quantifiable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: employment, business development, community investment and community engagement.

BC Housing was awarded gold-level certification in 2015/16, surpassing its target of silver. BC Housing is the only social housing provider in Canada to be certified under the PAR program.

Certification will occur again in 2018. Current plans, initiatives and collaborations support the goal of continual improvement each year to support stronger Aboriginal partnerships and relations. Learn more in our Annual Report.


  • 2015/16 – Gold
  • 2014/15 – Silver
  • 2013/14 – Silver
  • 2012/13 – Silver

For more information

Visit our Research Centre to learn how our research activities address housing gaps, challenges and opportunities with Aboriginal organizations across the province.