All individuals that were enrolled in the September 2023 FNHP HIIY Course 100 online Intern Cohort were first required to complete a Readiness Session. This session will be delivered via zoom on August 4th, 2023. 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 4th, 2023 and must be submitted by September 8th, 2023.  After completion of the Readiness Assignment, you will then be able to start your course on September 11th, 2023. 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 4, 2023

Participate in a Virtual Call

Assignment Preparation

August 4 – September 8

Complete and submit assignment (Due Sept 8)

Course Week



Intro Week

September 11 – September 17

Virtual Call – Introduction + Lesson 1 & 2 (Sept 11)

Week 1

September 18 – September 24

Lesson 1 – History and Legislation

Week 2

September 25 – October 1

Lesson 2 – Programs and Funding
Virtual Call re: Lesson 3 & 4 + Assignment (Sept 25)

Week 3

October 2 - October 8

Lesson 3 – Cultural Considerations

Week 4

October 9 – October 15

Virtual Call re: Lesson 5 & 6 (Oct 12)

Week 5

October 16 – October 22

Assignment #1 Due (Oct 16)

Week 6

October 23 – October 29

Lesson 4 – Current Developments and Issues

Week 7

October 30 – November 5

Lesson 5 – Key Elements of Housing Construction

Week 8

November 6 – November 12

Lesson 6 – Housing Infrastructure

Week 9

November 13 – November 19

Lesson 7 – Housing Governance

Week 10

November 20 – November 26

Virtual Call re: Lesson 7 + Assignment (Nov 20)

Week 11

November 27 – December 3

Assignment #2 Due (Nov 27)

Week 12

December 4 – December 10

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 2023 to September 2024. 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.