The centre for professional standards, certification and other services for existing and future First Nations housing managers across Canada.

The First Nations Housing Professionals Association (FNHPA) is a national, professional association exclusively serving the needs of individuals working for or aspiring to positions in housing with First Nations organizations. FNHPA supports existing and future housing professionals in serving their communities by:

  • Providing national standards
  • Delivering education and certification programs
  • Facilitating communication and knowledge-sharing

Learn more about what FNHPA has to offer with our information guide here.


FNHPA was incorporated January 1, 2019. The organization was established to provide leadership in housing management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, certification, and professional development to expand capacity for members and First Nations organizations. A national professional non-profit organization, FNHPA is governed by a founding Board consisting of First Nations housing professionals and one First Nations education specialist.

The idea for the organization was formed following an engagement session in early 2018 where over 25 housing professionals from across the Country came together to discuss the similar challenges that First Nations Housing Mangers are facing. The group agreed that a National body was required to raise the profile and capacity of the housing management discipline, both in community and nationally.

Certified members of FNHPA (those with “FNHP” behind their names) are considered specialists, who assist organizations to maximize their use of resources, strengthen decision-making, and deliver quality programs. FNHPA and its members’ successes contribute to strengthening the housing management capabilities of First Nations organizations in Canada. Learn about membership here.