first nations partnerships

Model of Hope

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 2024, 35 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.

Our Partnership Objectives


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.

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Build 2024

With 19 houses having been completed on the traditional territory of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, we are building another home in 2024 for member families. 

To keep updated on the progress of our Build and to learn about volunteer opportunities follow us on social media or sign-up for our newsletter.

Shovels in the Ground

Tiny Home Pilot Project

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.


Tiny Home Pilot Collaboration

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. 

Truth & Reconciliation in Action

Building relationships through learning, experiencing and working together.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

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. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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.

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