CMHC will provide funding of $31.7 million, delivered through its On-Reserve Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP), to build 10 shelters in First Nation communities on-reserve across the country.
Thank you for your interest in the Shelters Initiative. Announced on June 17, 2021, we have selected recipients for the construction and ongoing operational support of 12 new shelters across Canada for Indigenous women, children, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people escaping family violence. The selection process was guided by a committee with representatives from CMHC, ISC, the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, as well as Shelter Managers and Directors working in Indigenous shelters.
Additionally, as outlined in the Fall Economic Statement 2020, the Government of Canada proposes to invest additional funding to support the construction and operation of new shelters and second-stage (transitional) housing for First Nations, Inuit and Métis’ women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people across the country. Further information about this new funding will be available in the coming months. Please continue to refer to this page for the latest updates or connect with a Housing Solutions Specialist in your region.