In 2016 , a successful multi-partnership model was created, revolutionizing housing for the people of Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) – the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Saugeen First Nation.
As of 2023, 28 houses have been built on their traditional territory, engaging more than 2,000 volunteers along with providing skills training and employment opportunities for First Nation members.
To provide safe, energy efficient and affordable homes.
To instill pride of homeownership.
To build a bridge between the First Nations and the wider community. Reconciliation in action.
After completing 4 houses on the traditional territory of Saugeen First Nation in 2021 and 7 more houses in 2022, 5 additional homes are being built for member families in 2023.
With 17 houses having been completed on the traditional territory of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, plans are underway to build 2 more homes in 2023 for member families.
In September 2022, Habitat Grey Bruce and the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board entered into a new partnership agreement to construct a Tiny Home for the community of Saugeen First Nation.
This pilot program gives students and faculty of St. Mary’s high school in Owen Sound, the opportunity to take an active step of reconciliation with Saugeen First Nation.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin on this new innovative pilot housing solution for First Nations. This initiative involves over 200 high school students in skilled trades classes building 5 Tiny Homes for the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
Learn about the history and culture of Indigenous communities in Canada, the history of residential schools, and treaties around the country through an online multi-media course that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians.
This educational initiative, developed for secondary, post-secondary and the workplace by the First Nations University of Canada, provides a comprehensive, customized anti-racist education in line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce remains steadfast in our support for finding and telling the truth and recognizes the urgent need to follow the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to redress the impacts of Residential Schools and advance the process of reconciliation in Canada.