All individuals enrolled in the September 2022 FNHP HIIY Course 100 online Intern Cohort will first be required to complete a Readiness Session. This session will be delivered via zoom on August 15th, 2022. Should you not be able to attend at this time other arrangements will be made to have you watch a video of the session and confirm that you have reviewed the material.

This session involves providing interns with detailed knowledge by introducing you to First Nations Housing Professionals Association, our Instructors and education support staff. Student expectations (participation, course load, assignments, extensions, etc.) will be outlined, and the Readiness Assignment will be explained. The Readiness Assignment will be used to improve your understanding of the history of housing in your sponsors community. This assignment will also provide writing assistance, and other valuable items to support future assignment development.

The work on the Readiness Assignment will start on August 15th, 2022 and must be submitted by August 30th, 2022.  After completion of the Readiness Assignment, you will then be able to start your course on September 6th, 2022. Instructor feedback provided on your Readiness Assignment will assist you in completing the course assignments and can also be used as a resource for your sponsor.

Each course has a total of seven lessons and two assignments that are to be completed over a 12-week period. On average, you should expect to devote approximately 3 -7 hours per week on each lesson. The time for each learner will vary based on prior education and work experiences. This time includes not only the completion of the readings, the optional quiz, and discussion activities, but also the interaction with other students and preparation for the two assignments. Generally, after you complete the Readiness Portion you should look to complete an average of one lesson per week as per the Intern Course Itinerary below.

Readiness Portion



Readiness Presentation

August 15

Participate in a Virtual Call

Assignment Preparation

August 15 – August 30

Complete and submit assignment (Due Aug. 30)

Course Week



Intro Week

September 6 – September 11

Readiness Assignment (Due Sep. 6)

Week 1

September 12 – September 18

Lesson 1

Week 2

September 19 – September 25

Lesson 2

Week 3

September 26 – October 2

Lesson 3

Week 4

October 3 – October 9

Virtual call re: Assignment 1

Week 5

October 10 – October 16

Assignment 1 (Due Oct. 10)

Week 6

October 17 – October 23

Lesson 4

Week 7

October 24 – October 30

Lesson 5

Week 8

October 31 – November 6

Lesson 6

Week 9

November 7 – November 13

Lesson 7

Week 10

November 14 – November 20

Virtual call re: Assignment 2

Week 11

November 21 – November 27

Assignment 2 (Due Nov. 21)

Week 12

November 28 – December 4

Course Evaluation & Certificate


Additional virtual sessions will be held at the start of the course and before each of the two assignments. It is the intern’s responsibility to ensure that their contact information is up to date to ensure that FNHPA’s Education Department can communicate with you.

The assignments in FNHP HIIY Course 100 and all courses in the FNHP Program are all practical and their completion will allow you to use your new knowledge to support existing or new housing activities for your sponsors.

If you are unsure about course content and its meaning, contact your instructor, they will be pleased to help. Not sure what the assignment is looking for or how to approach it, contact your instructor. The instructor will also provide extensive helpful feedback on your assignments.

You will be provided with a one-year membership with FNHPA which covers the period from September 2022 to September 2023. After completion of your first course, if you wish, you may be eligible to carry on to your next course as an Intern or in the regular course program.

The regular program has two semesters, one in the Fall and the other in the Winter. With the Intern Cohort depending on the length of Intern terms and funding, it may be possible to have a Spring Semester for Interns as well.

The FNHP Program Guide makes reference to in-person course delivery. This is not a current option with Intern Cohorts at this time.

If for some reason you drop out of the FNHP HIIY Course 100 and become employed, you can continue to take your approved course and any work completed would be recognized towards the FNHP Program. If you are unable to complete the course you are currently in and your internship term allows, you may be able to enroll into the next Intern Cohort or if none, take the regular program to complete the course.