Unlock the knowledge of our expert speakers and discover roads to federal funding opportunities for both housing and infrastructure needs.
Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
TRADITIONAL WELCOME BY
Hiawatha First Nation
GAIN INSIGHTS FROM
Caldwell First Nation
Welamukotuk (Oromocto) First Nation
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Chief, Administration Officer
Cochrance District Social Services Administration Board
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council (FNHIC)
Director Strategic Relations
Aboriginal Housing Management Association
Yellowknives Dene First Nation
National Indigenous Collaborative Housing Inc
Miziwe Biik Development Corporation
2023 Conference Highlights
- CHIEFS PANEL: Top Priorities for Meeting Housing Needs and Strategies for Achieving Housing Goals
- FUNDING: Accessing Federal Funding Dollars to Provide Core Housing and Infrastructure Supports for Indigenous Communities
- Facilitating Development on Reserve Lands – Avoiding Certain Indian Act Restrictions and Utilizing the First Nations Land Management Act
- Examining the Federal Government’s Obligation for Financial Support: Why St. Theresa Point First Nation is Seeking Legal Action
- TOP 10 QUESTIONS – What to Ask Your Building Contractor Before They’re Hired
- Strengthening and Enforcing Robust Housing Policies for an Effective Housing Department from Rent Collection to Repairs
First Nation communities are building for the future despite limited financial resources.
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
CI’s Annual Forum on First Nations Housing & Infrastructure, East serves as a vital platform for exploring innovative strategies, sharing best practices and fostering collaborative partnerships between First Nations, government and industry leaders in energy, construction and design. Focusing on infrastructure projects in Indigenous communities, our experts take a deep look at the federal budget’s funding allocation, identify financing opportunities and address the pressing challenges facing the housing sector in First Peoples territories.
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WHO WILL YOU MEET?
Network and establish meaningful relationships with stakeholders in the following job functions:
- Chiefs and Councillors
- Economic Development
- Capital and Infrastructure Administration
- Lands and Resources
- Public Works
- Aboriginal Markets Financing
- Business Development
- First Nations Communities
- Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations
- Construction and Engineering Firms
- Banks, Financial Institutions and Investment Firms
- Water and Wastewater Services
- Architectural Firms and Consultants
COLLABORATE AND NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS
Interactive Think Tank
This is your opportunity to drive the conversation! Connect with your peers in a smaller-group setting and share how you see First Nations can leverage municipal partnerships to achieve common objectives both on- and off-reserve.
Take a closer look at Ontario’s Indigenous Supportive Housing Programs (ISHP) and the pain points of building for Arctic Communities
Engage with your fellow attendees in informal chats during the networking breaks and luncheons and expand your network
Add more value to your conference experience by signing up for these hands-on and practical workshops. Consider sending your team!
Your Complete Guide to Asset Management: Funding, Developing, Managing, Maximizing and Protecting Housing Assets
November 15, 2023
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Housing Manager Bootcamp: Everything You Need to Know from Day-to-Day Operations to Funding Applications to Succession Planning
November 15, 2023
1:30 – 5:00 pm
Workshops are offered In-Person only
WE WANT TO GIVE BACK!
In continued collaborations with our partners and delegates, we are offering a scholarship to attend this event.
Do you know an Indigenous person who would benefit from attending this event? Apply for a Scholarship or nominate a scholarship recipient.Apply Now
A Sneak Peek From Last Year
WHAT OUR DELEGATES HAVE TO SAY
When we leave the conference, we get to bring back all the knowledge back to our community/community development.
Was a good experience. I had learned a lot and will continue to learn about other communities’ stories and bring them back to my home.
Very informative, it is good to know that other communities have similar cases and helping each other out and sharing.
Good to hear other First Nations are dealing with similar issues, and are finding solutions.
The information shared was and will be useful. Networking, meeting others in same field helps.
The networking opportunities with other First Nation representatives was paramount.