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We hope this list of resources will help you in your endeavor to reduce energy consumption in your home. Find resources you are looking for in the following categories:

For further inspiration, please visit our Community Successes page.


Webinar Recordings

Fraser Basin Council hosts monthly peer mentorship webinars as part of the First Nation Home EnergySave program. Video recordings of these webinars are available for replay on FBC youtube channel — watch for new videos as they come online!

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Templates and Customizable Training Materials

Chiefs and Council

Community Residents

Maintenance and Operations Staff



Guides, Toolkits and Websites



Presentations from FBC Events



Funding Resources

Canada-wide programs

  • Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada (INAC)
    A couple of INAC funding options are available to First Nations in British Columbia. The Department’s Housing Subsidy Program and New Approach for Housing Support (NAHS) can assist First Nations with policy development and renovations, including energy efficient retrofits. For further details, please contact your INAC Capital Management Officer at 1-800-665-9320, or 604-775-5100.

BC programs

  • Support Program Guide for First Nations and Civic Community Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Projects — Updated! A 2016 version of this guide is now available from the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines. Find it here.

  • New Market Housing Fund
    A national program to increase access to loans for home ownership, renovations and rentals in First Nations communities, and to build community capacity to support the administration of market-based housing programs. Visit New Market Housing Fund.

  • CMHC Eligible Energy Efficient Building Programs
    Homes built under specific energy-efficiency programs (in BC, new homes under the PowerSmart program) qualify for a 10% mortgage loan insurance premium refund. Learn more on the CMHC website.

  • BC Hydro Energy Conservation Assistance Programs
    This program offers income-qualifying households access to a free home energy assessment, installation of energy-saving devices and advice to homeowners on improving energy efficiency.
  • Community Energy Leadership Program
    Community Energy Leadership Program was established through the Provinces Innovative Clean Energy Fund to support local government and First Nations investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Visit CELP program page.



Other Materials


Sample posters for resident outreach



Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

E3 Fleet/Green Fleets BC:

Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351