This video highlights the Alkali Lake Health & Wellness Centre, which received a Net Zero Energy Ready label from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). This is the first such project in a First Nations community and in a northern climate to achieve this recognition. The Esk’etemc First Nation, in partnership with health authorities, opened this five-bed facility to provide indigenous residents of the Thompson Cariboo region with culturally appropriate recovery services.
As a branch of BC Housing, the Licensing & Consumer Services Branch is responsible for: licensing residential builders and building envelope renovators province-wide administering owner builder authorizations, and carrying out research and education which benefits the residential construction industry and consumers.
The provincial housing strategy, Housing Matters BC, recognizes the disproportionate number of Aboriginal individuals or families in British Columbia who are homeless or living in core housing need. BC Housing is working in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and Aboriginal housing providers to address the need for appropriate Aboriginal social housing through a range of housing options.