The Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative was launched in April 2019 to seek innovative housing ideas that have potential to make a difference in rural, urban or remote Indigenous communities. Selected First Nation, Inuit and Métis innovators will receive funding and support for the development, and if approved, the implementation of their projects.
The Initiative supports innovative housing ideas that fall under one of six focus areas:
An Indigenous Steering Committee leads the Initiative with support from Indigenous Service Canada’s Innovation and Infrastructure team and the Privy Council Office’s Impact Innovation Unit.
The call for applications closed August, 2019; 342 applications were received. Of these, the Steering Committee selected 24 Innovators to be part of the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative Accelerator Phase.
Through the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, we hope to:
Read more about the initiative on the Impact Canada website: https://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/indigenous-homes