The BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS program) has now ended. For program information: BC-TRS

Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification

Progressive Aboriginal Relations - Gold Level Award

BC Housing works towards true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia. Part of our commitment to goal 3 of our service plan, Enhancing Indigenous Relations, is reflected in our work with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). CCAB provides a third party, comprehensive assessment and evaluation of its members, through the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification process. The award recognizes performance in Indigenous relations as measured by quantifiable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: Leadership Actions, Employment, Business Development, and Community Relationships. BC Housing was awarded gold-level certification for a second time in 2018.

BC Housing has been a member of CCAB since 2012, and is the only housing agency in Canada to be certified under the PAR program. PAR certified companies signal to communities that they are good business partners committed to prosperity in Indigenous communities.

Current plans, initiatives and collaborations support the goal of continual improvement each year to support stronger Indigenous partnerships and relations. Learn more in our Annual Service Plan Report .


  • 2018-2021 Gold
  • 2015-2018 Gold
  • 2012-2015 Silver