As evidence of commitment to the principle of lifelong learning, all FNHPs are expected to meet a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement. All FNHPs are required to engage in 20 hours of continuing professional development annually to ensure they are up-to-date on the most current First Nations housing management issues and practices. The only requirement for the 20 hours is that education must be relevant to housing management.
Here are three opportunities for certified FNHPs to obtain a portion of their MOC requirement by volunteering with FNHPA:
1. Become a Board Director - At this time, there are no Board openings. However, upcoming election opportunities will be posted on our site.
Please see below for more information on becoming a Board member.
2. Join a Committee or Task Group
Possible committees are as follows: Communications, Audits, Education.
Are you interested in joining a Committee or Task Group? Please send an email introducing yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Assist with Keeper of My Home program delivery in your home community.
FNHPA is just beginning its journey to becoming the organization to lead certification and professional development for First Nations housing across the country. Being part of the FNHPA Board means you will be contributing to the governance, strategic planning, and direction to guide the organization through the development of plans and policies. As a Director, you will be an ambassador for the organization.
Skills required for the Role – Directors are expected to bring personal perspectives and opinions on issues that are surrounding First Nations housing management. We ask that those interested in applying for directorship:
- Become informed of the appropriate documents and legislation under which the organization exists, its By-laws, vision, mission, goals, values, codes of conduct, and policies as they pertain to the duties of a Director;
- Keep generally informed about the activities of the organization, and general trends and issues in the sector of First Nations housing management;
- Strive to become an active participant in a Board that functions respectfully and effectively as a whole.
Time Commitment – Annually, Board members should expect to attend:
- Four 1.5 day in-person meetings, held across Canada
- Virtual meetings as needed, typically 1 before each in-person meeting
- AGM and special meetings
- Board training
- Requested speaking opportunities
Board Directors need to review agenda material (contracts, financial statements and other information to support decision-making) in advance of each meeting to prepare for active participation. These documents are typically provided one week in advance of meetings.
Application Process – At this time, as we develop programming for First Nations housing managers by First Nations housing managers, preference will be given to applicants who have direct experience working in First Nations Community housing.
Upcoming election details to come.