Conference & Workshops


Supporting Successful Tenancy

First Nations Housing Procurement Practices

Introduction to Matrimonial Real Property for Housing Managers

Risk Management

Supporting Successful Tenancy Toolbox

First Nations Housing and Community Engagement


Annual National Conference 2022

Missed the in-person event? You can still access the workshops at your own pace! The conference session PowerPoint presentations have been made available to FNHPA Members through the links below:


Supporting Successful Tenancy

The objective of this workshop is to assist housing professionals in supporting successful tenancy as part of their day-to-day property management activities. The workshop explores the roles and responsibilities commonly associated with an effective landlord/tenant relationship. Participants will gain or reinforce their knowledge and skills to make improvements in their client relations activities.

By: Roxanne Harper, Turtle Island Associates and Director, First Nations Housing Professionals Association



Procurement in First Nations

This workshop focuses on the main principle of procurement, describe the key stages in the procurement cycle, and how to develop your own procurement policies and procedures.

 By: John Kiedkrowski, Project Manager, First Nations National Building Officers Association; Claude Lawrenson, Consultant, First Nations National Building Officers Association



Effective Communication with Leadership 

This workshop provides a general overview of communication strategies, the importance of plans (community comprehensive plans, strategic plans, operational plans, etc), and engaging reporting.

By: Harmony Redsky, Owner and Principal, Roots and Rights Media and member of the Wasauksing First Nation



Framework for Maintenance Program Development 

 This workshop provides information on establishing a basic maintenance plan and offered tools to support existing plans.

By: Frank Bighead, Director of Housing and Technical Services, Prince Albert Grand Council; Clayton Bird, Housing Circuit Rider Trainer, Housing and Technical Services, Prince Albert Grand Council; David Cooper, Housing Inspector/ Building Official, Housing and Technical Services 



FNHPA Programs, Tools and Resources 

This workshop discusses the variety of learning opportunities offered by FNHPA through workshops, webinars, courses, the Knowledge Centre, Housing and Wellness program and  Supporting Successful Tenancy Toolbox.

By: Sarah McCabe, Education Manager, First Nations Housing Professionals Association; Brooke Duggan, Housing and Wellness Program Coordinator, First Nations Housing Professionals Association; Christine Toulouse, Education Program Coordinator, First Nations Housing Professionals Association



National Housing Strategy – Repair and Renovation Stream

This workshop provides an overview of options available to help preserve existing housing through repairs and renovations. It discusses funding and financing opportunities for on and off-reserve community and organizations initiatives.

By: Christine Edward, Specialist – Client Solutions, Indigenous and Northern Housing Solutions, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Diane Saramaga, Specialist – Client Solutions, Indigenous and Northern Housing Solutions, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation



Risk Management in Housing  

This workshop discusses the risk that housing managers face in their work, identifying where the risks are and how to take steps to manage them. The objectives of this workshop are to provide an overview on risk, how to analyze risk and what strategies can be used to manage these risks.

By: John Kiedrowski, Project Manager, First Nations National Building Officers Association; Claude Lawrenson, Consultant, First Nations National Building Officers Association 



Environmental Public Health Officers

How They Can Assist Housing Professional Towards the Goal of Healthy Homes 

This workshop focused on how environmental public health conditions in homes can be prevented and managed through careful planning, operations, and maintenance, how Environmental Public Health Officers (EPHO) can bring value to community housing programs, and how to access EPHO services.

By: Saad Jalili, Senior Environmental Public Health Officer, Manitoba Region, Indigenous Services Canada; Blake Scott, Senior Environmental Public Health Officer, Environmental Public Health Services, Manitoba Region, Indigenous Services Canada



Barriers to Homeownership

This workshop provides a background on FNMHF and discusses the projects that FNMHF has supported to build capacity of First Nations and how the Fund is supporting Individual Members (so they are ready to become homeowners).

By: Scott Flamand, Consultant, Flamand Management Services and Member of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve; Nancy Pine, Senior Projects Officer, First Nations Marketing Housing Fund; Travis Seymour, Acting Executive Director, First Nations Marketing Housing Fund



Basics in Radon 

This workshop talks about “where, what and why” radon should be addressed and how this could save lives. Also explains radon testing as a part of healthy housing initiatives and describes success stories.

By: Marcel Brascoupé, Project Manager, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation; Linda Larcombe, Associate Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Chief Evan Yassie, Sayisi Dene First Nation

PowerPoint - Radon Measurement & Mitigation Project

PowerPoint - Larcombe Presentation 


Norway House Cree Nation’s Innovative Housing Solutions

This workshop presents a modern way to expedite rapid housing initiatives for First Nations utilizing homes that incorporate answers to durability, mold, and fire situations that plague communities.

By: Chief Larson Anderson, Norway House Cree Nation; Trevor Thomas, Vice President Business Development, Bison Modular Homes; Shane Prevost, Vice President, Bison Modular Homes



Closing Plenary – Building Partnerships; Building Healthy Communities 

This keynote reflects on what has been learned through the FNHMA’s growth and what can be achieved by working together with FNHPA. 

By: Marion Crowe, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Managers Association



Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

By: Jim Pealow, Prior Learning Assessment, Recognition (PLAR) Special Advisor