The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting a 5th National First Nations Housing Forum and Tradeshow (the forum). Join us virtually to share knowledge on closing the gap in housing while advancing First Nations self-determination.

About the forum:

  • Creates a unique space to participate in dialogue from coast-to-coast-to-coast on the theme of “Self-Determined Housing: Transitioning to First Nations Control.”
  • Includes virtual presentations, workshops, and a tradeshow to share information relevant to the implementation of the National First Nations Housing and Related Infrastructure Strategy.

The AFN last held a National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Trade Show in person during March 2020.

Who should attend?

  • Chiefs or their representative(s), First Nations housing and public works managers, Indigenous housing services
  • Providers and individuals who are working in the field of First Nations housing management and administration
  • First Nations organizations or technicians interested in improving how housing is managed and delivered
  • Consultants, industry, and other non-government entities involved in First Nations housing

The forum’s theme is Self-Determined Housing: Transitioning to First Nations Control.

Topics will include:

  • Skills and capacity in First Nations housing
  • Housing innovation
  • First Nations homelessness
  • Health and housing in First Nations

Forum Agenda

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time Activity

Participant Log in


Welcome/Land Acknowledgment

11:05am Opening Prayer
11:10am National Chief’s Welcome Address
Opening Remarks
Setting the Context
Overview of Forum Program/Announcements
11:30am Keynote Address by Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate
11:50am Plenary Presentation: Implementation of the National First Nations Housing and Related Infrastructure Strategy
12:30pm Concurrent Tradeshow Booths
1:00pm Minister Speech
British Columbia Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing, Cliff Grant (AHMA)
Understanding Residential Construction Cost Escalation in 2022, Justin Gee, P.Eng., MCIP RPP (Vice President, FNESL)
2:30pm Rapid Housing Initiative, Cory Simpson (Ininew Limited Partnership)
Getting More Homes on the Ground – First Nations Market Housing Fund, Chief Sid Peters (Trustee, FNMHF)
Health and Housing in First Nations: Michael McKay (NAN) and Dr. Tom Kovesi (University of Ottawa
Summary Recap of the Day/Overview of Day 2
End of Day 1

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time Activity

Participant Log in


Welcome/Land Acknowledgment

11:05am Minister Speech
11:35am Panel: Regional Updates
12:20pm Panel: Federal Information Session
1:05pm Concurrent Tradeshow Booths
1:35pm Break
Implementing a Well-Being Centered Housing Performance Measurement Framework, Azfar Ali Khan (IFSD)
Disability and Accessibility in First Nations, Marie Frawley-Henry (AFN) and Dominique Ireland
2:45pm Tree to Home “One Bowl” Project for Housing Solutions, David Flood (Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc.)
Architecture and Self-determination in First Nations Housing, Eladia Smoke
Closing Remarks
Summary Recap of the Day/Forum
Closing Prayer
End of Day 2

Inform AFN’s Advocacy and Strategic Objectives on Housing and Homelessness

First Nations Housing Skills and Capacity National Survey:


National First Nations Homelessness Action Plan Survey:


Contact Information:

If you need assistance registering online, please contact our Registration Coordinator: Tash Cote at [email protected]

For general information on the 5th National First Nations Housing Forum and Tradeshow, contact: [email protected]

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