Hear about challenges and successes First Nations and Tribal Councils experienced with projects which were supported by the Department of Indigenous Services Canada 2016 Capacity Development Fund, including:
Lara and Jeffrey are team members of together design lab at Ryerson University. After graduating from their respective programs at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, they joined the lab under the direction of Dr. Shelagh McCartney. With the team they work with First Nations communities investigating and creating innovative solutions to housing issues. The lab approaches its work from an immersive model of partnership, working with partners as well as community leaders and members to reimagine home environments through the values, goals and aspirations of our partners. Housing issues and solutions are not limited to discussions of basic shelter provision but are understood as central units of analysis of personal and community well-being.
Stephanie Bennett has been the Housing and Capital Assets Officer at Alderville First Nation for the past 8 years. She has worked diligently alongside the First Nation Administration and Council to develop policy and bylaws, establish best practices for program delivery as well as manage and monitor capital projects.