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Indigenous Housing Canada 2017

Call for Proposals

11 September 2017

Important Dates

Registration Closes: 14 November 2017
Submission Deadline: 14 November 2017
Winner Announcement: 08 February 2018
Award Ceremony: TBD


COMPETITION FORMAT - Three teams will be selected as winners of the INDIGENOUS HOUSING COMPETITION.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2:00pmCST 

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PURPOSE - The purpose of this competition is to raise awareness of Indigenous Housing in Canada and improve opportunities available to design, deliver and maintain housing for remote access Indigenous Canadians.

BACKGROUND - There are over 600 Indigenous Communities in Canada with over 60 ethnic groups located in diverse landscapes, many with remote access. Current housing is provided by Indigenous Communities or with funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Housing demand can exceed supply causing overcrowding.

LOCATION - The location may be any remote access Indigenous Community in Canada not served by year-round allweather roads. Transportation to communities is currently limited to air, sea lift or temporary winter road during February and March. Winter road width restriction at bridges is 4.9 metres. 

DESIGN PORTALS -The design may be focused on one aspect of housing or comprehensive in its approach by addressing one or up to six design portals and optional keywords identified below:  

 VISION – Overall objective, processes how it will be achieved 

 PLACE – Response to climate, bioregion, geology, history, development 

 SUSTAINABILITY – Use of local materials, labour and energy 

 COMMUNITY – Community, culture and family  

 GROWTH – Flexibility to adapt for or accommodate growth 

 FUNDING - Alternative funding arrangements, partnerships, volunteerism, owner participation  



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