Chiefs Committee on
Housing and Infrastructure
Terms of Reference (Coming Soon)
The Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure (CCoHI) protects and maintains the First Nations treaty rights to shelter, housing, and infrastructure. The CCoHI provides advice, guidance, and recommendations to the National Chief, Executive, and First Nations-in-Assembly on matters pertaining to housing, infrastructure, and water for First Nations living in and away from their communities. The AFN ensures that lobby and advocacy intentions guided by the CCoHI are supported and effectively implemented.
The Assembly of First Nations Housing, Infrastructure, Water and Emergency Services (HIWES) regularly convenes meetings of the CCoHI, the Regional Technicians on Housing, and the Regional Technicians on Water and Infrastructure. The CCoHI provides guidance on the implementation of housing and infrastructure resolutions as directed by First Nations in Assembly. The First Nations Regional Technicians present working experiences with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The Regional Technicians discuss collective action recommendations to the CCoHI, the National Chief, the Executive Committee and Regional Chiefs. HIWES and the Regional Technicians regularly brief and support the Chair, Manitoba Regional Chief, and the Co-chair, Chief of Kebaowek First Nation in Quebec, in their roles on the CCoHI.