Indigenous Peoples face unique challenges that influence participation in a housing retrofit program. To ensure inclusivity and reflect Indigenous home-ownership models, the following groups are all eligible applicants for the Canada Greener Homes Grant:

  • Individual Indigenous homeowners;
  • Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations); and
  • Housing management bodies and other representative organizations / Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations.

Certain flexibilities may apply to Indigenous governing bodies and organizations, such as:

  • registering multiple homes
  • registering homes that are not the owner’s primary residence
  • reimbursement levels tailored to Northern and off-grid locations, where applicable

Homeowners can find out if their community is considered “off-grid” by consulting the Remote Energy Communities Database.

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