Location: CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 05, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 06, 2004
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Understand the environmental health concerns and devise long-term plans to overcome these challenges.
Hear from Aboriginal housing leaders, environmental consultants and industry experts to gain valuable information on how to implement workable strategies:

Managing housing inventories and maintenance issues – housing vs. homeowner responsibilities
Present findings based on the April 2003 Audit of Federal Government Support to First Nations – Housing on Reserves
Impact of housing on health: what do we really know?
New developments in First Nations housing inspections and building officials initiatives
Methods for improving building design and acceptable air exchange
How to save costs with supplies, without sacrificing quality
Micro-infrastructure as a cost efficient solution for community development
A complete housing package to address all the standard problems
Assisting First Nations communities with capacity development
Land tenure options and financing obstacles - how to overcome them

First Nations Chiefs and Councillors, Band Members and Tribal Councils
Members of Aboriginal Associations and Communities
Directors, Managers and Committee Members of First Nations Housing
Community and Economic Development Officers
Capital Planning and Public Works Managers
Finance and Administration Officers
Environmental Consultants and Engineers
Health and Hygiene Officers
Structural Engineers and Building Inspectors
Construction Industry and Suppliers
Home Builders, Renovators and Materials Building Contractors
Chartered Accountants, Bank Managers and Project Financing Officers
Policy Advisors
Federal, Provincial and Municipal Representatives

Representatives from:

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Health Canada
Environment Canada