Infrastructure Resources

Organization and Resource Information

First Nations Power Authority

First Nations Power Authority

First Nation Market Housing Fund

Program Summary

The First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) is a non-profit, membership-based corporation.  On March 29, 2011, SaskPower, the Government of Saskatchewan and the FNPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership is designed to assist First Nations power producers in advancing power generation projects to SaskPower.

First Nations power producers use the FNPA as a main point of contact for any power project proposals. 

Website: http://www.fnpa.ca/

Eligible Recipients

First Nations 

Application Deadline

Ongoing 

Contact Information

Head Office

202B Joseph Okemasis Drive,
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1B1

Phone: +1(855) 359-3672

Southern Saskatchewan Office

310- 2221 Cornwall Street,
Regina, SK S4P 2L1

Phone: +1(306) 359-3672

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM continues to administer the Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN) program aimed to provide a human capacity component to support rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, dealing with a variety of agricultural crop pest issues throughout the Province. 

The purpose of the Plant Health Network is to establish human resources in each of SARM’s 6 Divisions to provide direct support, education, training to RMs, and their municipally appointed officers, as well as FNBs on how best to manage the agricultural crop pests and prohibited and noxious weeds that all landowners are required to manage under The Pest Control Act and The Weed Control Act in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Invasive Plant Control Program (CAP-IPCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RM), First Nations Bands (FNB) south of the Northern Administrative District, and through RMs and FNBs, other stakeholders with costs to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds as well as specific Noxious Weeds that are persistent and problematic invasive plants.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

July 2, 2020

  • Current Weed Management Plan (WMP)
  • 2020 Weed Inspector appointment letter
  • Cooperative Weed Management Area agreement (if applicable)

October 31, 2020:

  • Claim Forms; one for each weed species being claimed
  • Copy of Herbicide Application Records for each claim form
  • Copy of invoices for the purchase of pre-approved herbicides used in this program year
  • For Prohibited Weeds only:  up to 50% of herbicide application costs are eligible to expenses provided a copy of invoices are provided to support pre-approved herbicide

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Beaver Control Program (CAP-BCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to all rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations Bands (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, to control the beaver population in their respective jurisdictions. The CAP-BCP will focus on the humane removal of nuisance beaver by providing rebates to RMs and FNBs that operate a humane beaver management program between April 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021. Funding for rebates for this program year is to a maximum of $450,000.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

The deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-BCP is February 15, 2021. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Rat Control Program (CAP-RCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer the rat control program (CAP-RCP) to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs) south of the Northern Administrative District. The cost-share rebate program is designed to achieve maximum results and accountability, while keeping administrative requirements for RMs and FNBs to a minimum.  The CAP-RCP will provide cost-share rebates in the amount of $1.2 million for this program year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

The program will provide up to a 50:50 cost-share payment to RMs and FNBs that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

December 31, 2020 is the deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:

Southern SARM Divisions 1, 2 & 3:  Grant Peeling (306) 631-7141 gpeeling@sasktel.net
Northern SARM Divisions 4, 5 & 6:  Colette Melnychuk (306) 269-7067 melnychuk@sasktel.net

The Infrastructure Planning Guide

Infrastructure Planning Guide

2018 Infrastructure Planning Guide/Toolkit_Digital

What is the Purpose of the Guide

The purpose of the Infrastructure Planning Guide and Toolkit is to support First Nations with infrastructure planning

so that it helps achieve the community’s vision and goals.

Infrastructure is a means to an end. Communities don’t build pipes, roads, and buildings because the end goal is to have pipes, roads, and buildings. Rather, communities build infrastructure to help achieve their vision and goals. For example, pipes might be needed to provide safe drinking water, which supports a goal to improve community health. Roads might be built to open up a new residential subdivision, which supports a goal to provide housing for all members. Buildings might be built to enable community gatherings, which supports a goal to celebrate the community’s culture.

 

 

 

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)
BATC Community Development Corporation

Community Development Corporation

Program Summary

Provides Funding for the following purposes:

  • Economic Development
  • Social Development
  • Community Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
  • Educational Development
  • Recreational Facilities Operation and Development
  • Senior and Youth Programs
  • Cultural Development
  • Justice Initiatives
  • Health Initiatives
  • Other Charitable Purposes

Eligible Recipients

The BATC CDC invites applications from charitable and non profit organizations for Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs, Battlefords Tribal Council, as well as independent First Nations located within the BATC CDC catchments and in the immediate communities of North Battleford and Battleford.

Application Deadline

June 2, Sept 2, Dec 2 and March 2

Britco – Passive Housing

Britco

Passive Housing

Program Summary

Britco is a BC based construction company that builds housing units with passive technology. Passive housing units are built off-site using modular building techniques in a climate control environment to prevent moisture entering the unit and form mold. The units face the sun, have thicker walls and three layers of insulation. Heating costs are reduced by as much as 80%. Heat from the stove and dryer is recycled to heat the rest of the house. The units are air tight.

Yale First Nation in BC is the first First Nation in Canada to have passive housing in their community.
 

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation – Grant Funding
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation

Grant Funding

Program Summary

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation:

  • Allocates grant funding in order to enhance independence and well being of residents of the communities we support;
  • Allocates these funds with fairness, accountability and transparency; and
  • Supports economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreation facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

Eligible Recipients

Must be part of the catchment area

Diabetes Canada – Textile Diversion Program

Diabetes Canada

Textile Diversion Program

Program Summary

Diabetes Canada is looking to partner with First Nations to establish collection bins in First Nation communities to divert textiles from landfills.
 

Eligible Recipients

All First Nations
 

Contact Information

David Lesey
Territory Manager
Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Northern Ontario
Diabetes Canada
204.430.5538
david.lesey@diabetesclothesline.ca

FNMHF – First Nation Market Housing Fund

First Nation Market Housing Fund (FNMHF)

First Nation Market Housing Fund (FNMHF)

Program Summary

This Fund was developed to facilitate and broaden the range of housing options for residents of First Nations communities so that they may have the same housing choices and opportunities as people in non First Nation Communities. Through the Capacity Development Program First Nation communities are provided with support that meet or are close to meeting the Fund’s criteria for the Credit Enhancement Facility, but have areas that could be strengthened or improved. Provides funding for training products, advice and coaching. The helps increase financial literacy amount First Nation individuals seeking to borrow and take ownership of a home in their community. The fund also helps renters understand their responsibilities and how to plan to meet them on a continuous basis.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

First Nations Market Housing Fund
1420 Blair Place, Suite 510
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 9L8

Reception/Main number: 1.866.582.2808
F: 613.740.9932
General inquiries can also be emailed to: info@fnmhf.ca

Habitat for Humanity – Indigenous Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity

Indigenous Housing Program

Program Summary

This program partners with Indigenous families and communities to create a safe and decent place to live through affordable home ownership. They also provide skills and training opportunities to Indigenous youth and women to equip them with trade skills they use to maintain and/or create new homes in their communities. 

Eligible Recipients

Low Income Families 

Application Deadline

Ongoing 

Contact Information

Jay Thakar
National Manager
Aboriginal Housing Program
613.793.2963
jthakar@habitat.ca

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – First Nation On-Reserve Housing Program

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

First Nation On-Reserve Housing Program

Program Summary

First Nations can use these funds to build and renovate houses, as well as contribute towards costs such as maintenance, insurance, debt servicing, and the planning and management of a housing portfolio. Indigenous Services does not cover the full cost of housing. First Nation communities and their residents are also expected to secure funding from other sources for their housing needs, including shelter charges and private-sector loans. The On-Reserve Housing Program is part of Indigenous Services’ Capital Facilities Maintenance Program.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund

On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund

Program Summary

Funding to support First Nation communities who wish to increase their capacity to oversee and manage their on-reserve housing.  

Eligible Recipients

First Nations  

Application Deadline

Currently not accepting applications

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – On-Reserve Housing Innovation Fund

On-Reserve Housing Innovation Fund

Program Summary

Funding to support First Nation communities for approaches to on-reserve housing management and governance that are innovative and beneficial to the entire community.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Application Deadline

Currently not accepting applications.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Mini Homes of Manitoba – Mini Homes

Mini Homes of Manitoba

Mini Homes

Program Summary

Mini-Homes of Manitoba builds tiny, sustainable, affordable housing. Houses start at $30,000 and can be used on or off the grid. They are typically 100 to 400 square feet.
 

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake – New Housing Construction Loan

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake

New Housing Construction Loan

Program Summary

Using a revolving loan fund model, new housing construction loans are offered to community members. The loan is intended to provide qualified applicants with a mortgage loan for the complete construction of a new house using funds from the Revolving Loan Fund up to a maximum of $150,000. The program requires a down payment contribution from the applicant for a minimum of 5% of the mortgage principle.
 

Eligible Recipients

The program is targeted to eligible members who are gainfully employed, in the middle to upper income bracket, who require suitable housing on reserve. These individuals must be willing to take on a debt in the form of a mortgage, with land held as collateral by the Mohawks of Kahnawàke.
 

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake – Social Housing Rental

Social Housing Rental

Program Summary

MCK offer a range of rental property options through their social housing rental program.

  1. Multi-Dwelling is a social housing rental program geared towards low-moderate income families. It provides affordable, transitional rental accommodations, suited for families. Support through Housing Case Management is provided to assist the tenant in achieving future homeownership.
  2. One bedroom housing rental geared towards low income single adults (male or female) who are experiencing challenges that have resulted in the inability to access private rental housing in the community. Tenants must be willing to work with MCK Housing in the development of a case management plan during their tenancy.
  3. The Rent-to-Equity Program is intended to build equity for future homeowners of lower-to- middle-income Kahnawakérho:non who qualify and who might otherwise find it impossible save for the necessary down payment on a mortgage loan. The Program offers 3 bedroom rental housing combined with a scheduled savings component to facilitate accumulation of the necessary funds to enter the housing market. The Rent-to-Equity Program is targeted to eligible Kahnawakehró:non who are close to being financially capable of home ownership but require some financial assistance, particularly in saving the down payment. They should be gainfully employed, in the lower-to-middle income bracket, and require suitable housing on-reserve. Because there are three (3) models of programming, there are also three (3) income brackets for qualification. These individuals must be willing to work with the Kahnawà:ke Housing Department Case Management in order to determine eligibility and at what income bracket they qualify.
  4. The HOPE Program is a four year job readiness program featuring affordable 3 bedroom rental housing, training/education and a home ownership savings plan targeted to eligible Kahnawakehró:non single parents with children who are willing to improve their present circumstances, and their children’s futures, by working towards attainable goals through the enhancement of their marketable skill set. This program combines educational and financial goals towards the achievement of a career and down payment for a house. These individuals must be willing to work with Social Development Case Management which consists of the Housing Department, Social Assistance Department, a Mentor chosen by the applicant and other partner organizations in order to identify a long term case plan toward achieving success. Other community services will also be included in the work plan for the possible provision of daycare, transportation, training allowances and training milestone requirements.
The Homeless Hub – Foyer Toolkit

The Homeless Hub

Foyer Toolkit

Program Summary

The Foyer is model of transitional housing for youth that provide links to employment and access to education, training, life skills development and on-going case management support.

The tool kit explains what a Foyer is and how it fits in with other housing options for young people. 

Eligible Recipients

Available on line for free 

Your Choice Homes Inc. – Construction Worker 101

Your Choice Homes Inc.

Construction Worker 101

Program Summary

This program provides hands on experience for youth to participate in building homes. Safety equipment and tool belts are provided for every student. Students receive high school credits.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nations