HOUSING SERVICE


Thunder Bay Service Centre

Grace Martineau

Housing Advisor
807-623-9595 ext.125
gmartineau@ofntsc.org

The Housing Service works with First Nation housing departments to develop capacity and policies. The Housing Service also assists First Nations in delivering specific housing services for on-reserve residents. To assist with First Nation capacity building, the Housing Service delivers training workshops throughout the year.

Advisory Services

 

    • Training and Building Code Course, Building Practices, Energy Efficiency – Including R-2000, EnerGuide, Energy Star, Energy Advisor (For training opportunities please visit our training calendar by CLICKING HERE )

 

    • Housing policy review, analysis, development, administration and management

 

    • Building code interpretation and advice

 

    • Assistance in research, development of housing business plans and funding submissions

 

  • Administration and delivery of R-2000, EnerGuide Rating System, and Energy Star for New Homes in co-operation with Natural Resources Canada

The Housing Service also provides technical expertise, and support to


  • Chiefs of Ontario: Ontario First Nations Steering Committee On Housing (OFNSCH)

  • Assembly of First Nations: Chief’s Technical Committee on Housing



The OFNTSC’s Housing Service was one of the original services offered by the OFNTSC during its inception.  The Housing Service first began by providing housing inspections to First Nations, but quickly grew to training and capacity development as demand outpaced resources.