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First Nations Home EnergySave

The Fraser Basin Council is working with First Nations communities and support organizations to reduce energy use, share success stories, and build local capacity and economic development. Take a look at the program and other energy initiatives underway!

Learn more about the FNHES program and about community success stories.

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Heat Pumps in Indigenous Communities Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the December 7 webinar all about heat pumps in BC Indigenous communities. Missed it live? Check out the video!


Community Story | Building Homes for the Future in Skeetchestn


Over the past 20 years, Skeetchestn community members have worked to develop Skeetchestn Dodeca-Homes, a business that sells kit homes based on a traditional Secwepemc pit house design. The homes are energy efficient, robust, durable and quick to assemble. The business is 100% Skeetchestn-owned, and the hope is that these homes will provide much-needed housing on First Nations reserves across Canada.

Take a look at this community success story!

Ask an Energy Specialist Service

Ask an Energy Specialist

"Ask an Energy Specialist" is a program to support First Nations communities in BC that are interested in improving housing energy efficiency. Your community can access free guidance (3-18 hours) from an energy consultant to help with energy efficiency planning and implementation.

Ready to learn more? Take a look!

Learning Grant Program

Applications accepted on a continuous basis

Learning Grant Program

The First Nations Home EnergySave (FNHES) Learning Grant Program is a Fraser Basin Council initiative aimed at building the capacity of Indigenous individuals to advance energy efficiency through training and skills development.

Learn more on the Learning Grants page.

Funding Resources

Clean BC Community Climate Funding Guide

Is your community seeking funding for home energy efficiency projects? An online database is at your fingertips!

Check out the BC Community Climate Funding Guide for Indigenous communities & local governments, a project of Clean BC.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350