Boreal Home Building program starts in two communities.

  The 15 month Boreal Home Building Program is already to start on October 1st, 2018 in Wasagamack and Garden Hill First Nations in Island Lake with plans to build two houses in each community. So many people signed up for the program over the summer that we are starting with more than  20 trainees in each community, even…

Students for Reconciliation: Jason Surkan

Jason will study the existing buildings and infrastructure to better understand current construction and design practices that have and have not worked in recent years in Garden Hill and Wasagamack. Yet this research cannot begin until he has a broad sense of what problems are occurring on site and also what the general life is…

Students for Reconciliation in Engineering program

By Miroslava Kavgic, Supervisor First Nations communities in northern Manitoba are in a great need for affordable, healthy, and sustainable housing. Achieving these goals is not an easy task. This is particularly true in the remote Northern Communities where obtaining building material is difficult, time-consuming and expensive. Use of local building materials and training of…