Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter, designed to keep you informed about the recent developments, initiatives, and success stories within the First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF).

We are excited to share updates on how we are working together to improve housing opportunities for First Nations communities across the nation. Let’s dive into the highlights of this quarter:

Dear Valued Members and Stakeholders, as we enter a new year full of hope and possibility, I am happy to share with you some of our accomplishments from 2023 and a few of the projects that we are working on in 2024. In December 2023, the First Nations Housing Professionals Association (FNHPA) and the First Nations Market Housing Fund reached a significant milestone by officially supporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This is a big step in our work to promote and support First Nation homeownership. [READ MORE HERE]

MOU with FNHPA

In December 2023, the First Nations Housing Professionals Association (FNHPA) and the Fund proudly signed a Groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) marking a pivotal moment in our shared commitment to advancing First Nations housing capacity and professionalism.

The FNHPA and the Fund anticipate that this strategic partnership will set a precedent for future collaborations, empowering First Nation communities, and contributing to the overall improvement of housing conditions.

Read the full press release here.

Highlights of the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

Concurrently, the Fund attended the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in December 2023, witnessing the election of the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Cindy Woodhouse. As the new National Chief, she brings a wealth of experience and a vision for positive change that will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of Indigenous rights and prosperity. We look forward to collaborating with National Chief Cindy Woodhouse in our shared mission to empower First Nations in achieving sustainable housing solutions.

Strategic Planning Session

Our next Strategic Planning Session will take place in April in the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne. This gathering will bring together both staff and our distinguished Board of Trustees, representing the diversity and strength of First Nations leadership. It will be a pivotal moment for policy discussions and decision-making that will help shape the future of the Fund. We look forward to a productive and impactful session.

AFOA National Conference

The Fund participated in AFOA Canada’s 22nd National Conference in early March, in Winnipeg. Focused on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and navigating rapid technological changes, the event aligned with the evolving landscape of leadership in Indigenous communities. As we strive for a common goal, the Fund is committed to ensuring our leadership style is adaptive and inspiring, fostering positive change for the benefit of First Nations communities across Canada.

This spring, the Fund will be attending the following conferences:

  • NATOA 11th Annual Trust and Investment Conference, April 3-4, in Montreal
  • Our Gathering, kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct, April 22-24, in Vancouver
  • NACCA Indigenous Prosperity Forum, May 8-9, in Gatineau

Keep an eye on our events page to see where we will be headed next!

Now on TikTok

The Fund is now part of the TikTok community! As we continue to expand our digital presence, TikTok provides an exciting platform to connect with our audience in a creative and engaging way. Follow us (@fnmhf_) for insightful updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and inspiring stories related to Indigenous housing initiatives. Join us on TikTok as we share the journey of fostering sustainable housing solutions and building stronger, thriving communities.

Welcoming new staff

We are delighted to welcome Sara Roundpoint as our new HR Generalist at the Fund. With a rich background in human resources and extensive experience, Sara brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Prior to joining us, Sara served as a Special Advisor to the President & CEO and Finance Services at the First Nations Education Administrators Association, and held key positions at AFOA Canada, including Human Resources/Corporate Officer and Executive Coordinator. We look forward to Sara’s valuable contributions as we strive to build stronger communities through sustainable housing solutions.

fnmhf.ca

We’re excited to unveil the latest enhancements to our website! In addition to revitalizing our current content, we’ve introduced new features, including a resource page, a blog, success stories, and more. Be sure to visit fnmhf.ca regularly to stay informed about the latest developments and explore the valuable resources we’ve curated for you.

Please note that the Fund will be closed on Good Friday (March 29) and on Easter Monday (April 1st). Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd.

We hope this newsletter keeps you informed, inspired, and engaged with the ongoing work of the Fund. Your support and commitment are instrumental in creating sustainable housing solutions for First Nations communities.

Should you have any questions, feedback, or exciting partnership opportunities you’d like to explore, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to listen and collaborate, and you can contact our team at info@fnmhf.ca.

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