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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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FBC Event Presentations

Green Homes, Warm Homes: Energy Efficient First Nations Housing
May 11, 2018 | Hope, BC
Hosted in partnership by the Fraser Basin Council and Yale First Nation, this workshop offered an opportunity for First Nations communities to learn about improving energy efficiency of homes on reserve. The workshop provided an introduction to energy efficient buildings, highlighted how First Nations are building or retrofitting for energy efficient homes, helped connect communities to funding organizations, showcased an interactive demonstration of air sealing, and showcased Yale First Nation's Passive homes through a field visit. 

LIve Green, Save Green: Taking Action on Energy Efficiency



Funding Resources

BC programs

  • CMHC Green Home - New BC homes built under specific energy efficient building standards are eligible for a 15-25% partial mortgage loan insurance premium refund.

Canada-wide programs

  • Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada (INAC) provides funding to First Nations in British Columbia through Housing Subsidy Program and New Approach for Housing Support (NAHS) to assist 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.

  • CMHC Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations & Inuit Youth (HIIFNIY) provides work experience and on-the-job training for First Nations and Inuit Youth.

  • CMHC On-Reserve Housing Retrofit Initiative offers financial assistance for renovations and general improvements for CMHC’s social housing projects.

  • First Nations Market Housing Fund provides access to loans for home ownership, renovations and rentals in First Nations communities, and builds community capacity to support the administration of market-based housing programs.

  • Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program seeks proposals to reduce the reliance of diesel fuel for heat and power in rural and remote communities. This program will support innovative demonstration projects to reduce diesel use through energy efficiency. There is also a capacity building stream that will support curriculum development, training, and community energy planning. 




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

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