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Explore our First Nations Housing Success Stories, where we showcase the achievements and positive impact of the First Nations Market Housing Fund. Here, we highlight the inspiring journeys of First Nations communities across Canada that have embraced homeownership, overcome challenges, and realized their housing goals with the support of the Fund.

Discover How We’re Helping Grow Homeownership for First Nations

These success stories showcase the transformative power of our current programs — Capacity Development and Credit Enhancement — in fostering sustainable and thriving housing initiatives. Join us as we share the resilience, empowerment, and community-building stories that define our success.

Cree Nation of Chisasibi

Cree Nation of Chisasibi

Formerly the Island community of Fort George, the Cree Nation of Chisasibi (CNC) is the largest of the Cree coastal communities situated on the...

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Heiltsuk Nation

Heiltsuk Nation

Haítcístut is a Heiltsuk word that means ‘to turn things around and make things right again’. Founded on the Heiltsuk Potlatch concept, Heiltsuk and...

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Lac Seul First Nation

Lac Seul First Nation

The Lac Seul First Nation is located in the northwest part of Ontario and is made up of three distinct and separate settlements – Frenchman’s Head,...

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Membertou

Membertou

Since a very young age, Ryan Ginnish, a Membertou member dreamed of building his own home. He knew exactly what he wanted for him and his family – a...

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Miawpukek First Nation

Miawpukek First Nation

Miawpukek First Nation has the distinction of being the very first First Nation to apply to work with the Fund after we opened our doors in 2008, as...

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Nuxalk Nation

Nuxalk Nation

Like many remote communities, Nuxalk Nation, located in Bella Coola, B.C., was having difficulties developing and accessing skilled labour. The...

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Seabird Island Band

Seabird Island Band

“I want to have an impact on people and dream of setting a standard of what we can do as Indigenous People.” – Shawnrae Gabriel Shawnrae and Brandy...

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Siksika First Nation

Siksika First Nation

“Just follow your dreams, if you want something you go get it and it takes a lot of support from other people. Don’t give up. You have to keep going...

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Tobacco Plains Indian Band

Tobacco Plains Indian Band referenced throughout this article by their traditional name Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it. The journey of Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it in...

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