Indigenous

Addressing Indigenous Housing Needs

Read about the projects, partnerships and initiatives that BC Housing develops to enhance Indigenous housing options.

Off-Nation Housing

Learn more about the programs and support services designed to help Indigenous Peoples who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Indigenous Education and Training Opportunities

Find training programs designed to help non-profit society staff gain maintenance experience and add value to their buildings.

Aboriginal Housing Initiatives List

Search our database of housing providers for Indigenous women, families with children, elders, youth at risk of homelessness and more.

Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification

Recognition for our relationships with Indigenous housing providers and the initiatives and programs that support Indigenous people throughout the province.

Indigenous Projects

Learn more about projects exploring ways to assist Indigenous communities and people across British Columbia.

   Featured Video - Indigenous Spotlight Series

Carpentry Program - Nuxalk Nation, Bella Coola

Building durable homes and jobs in Bella Coola’s Nuxalk Nation began when the community developed a construction training program and a Nation-owned construction company. Today the Nuxalk Construction company provides 53 jobs to Nation members.

Richard Hall, the Nation’s Chief Asset Manager and Red Seal Carpenter led program development with skills training partners, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and Camosun College. So far, program grads have built six energy-efficient homes, a chief’s house, a day care, a construction classroom and storage, two triplexes, four “tiny” homes with laundry and electrical for single adults at risk of homeless or to help low-income community members. Other projects include: a restaurant, seven fishing tour rental cabins and more than 135 housing unit renovations.

Indigenous Spotlight Series

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre serves the urban Indigenous community in Nanaimo/Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Executive Director, Chris Beaton is making a difference with his bold vision of providing safe, secure housing to members of the community.

Indigenous Spotlight Series

Yale First Nation

In 2017 the Yale First Nation constructed the first ever Passive House built on a reserve in Canada. Now, two buildings with a total of ten units are housing people within their own community.

Partnership Highlight

Indigenous Partnerships

Highlighting partnerships between BC Housing and Indigenous housing providers to address the need for appropriate Indigenous social housing through a range of housing options.

Learn more about Indigenous Projects