Key priority: Reliable infrastructure
As of January 23, 2018:
First Nations infrastructure deficit as high as $30 billion, including:
- water and wastewater
- health facilities
- education facilities
- energy systems
Progress since 2015
As of January 2019:
- 78 long-term drinking water advisories lifted from public water systems on reserve; 62 remaining
- an additional $172.6 million over three years invested through Budget 2018 to improve drinking water on reserve
- 490 water and wastewater projects underway or completed benefitting 581 First Nations communities as of September 30 2018
- 1,424 housing projects underway or completed benefitting more than 566 First Nations as of September 2018
- in collaboration with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 10,391 housing units were built, renovated, retrofitted or serviced with another 4,569 underway (6,336 led by ISC and 8,714 led by CMHC) as of September 2018, including:
- new six-plex completed at Grassy Narrows First Nation
- six new homes completed at Brunswick House First Nation
- 10-unit housing complex at Kanaka Bar First Nation
- three new duplexes for Cook's Ferry Indian Band
- three new duplexes and renovations to 10 homes at Ginoogaming First Nation
- three new duplexes and additions to 10 existing homes at Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
- of the 45,523 First Nations people living on reserve who needed to be evacuated, 99% have returned home
- historic $1.6 billion agreement announced in March 2018 for Wataynikaneyap Power to connect 16 First Nations to the Ontario power grid by 2023
- $129 million announced in January 2018 to improve broadband access in Manitoba and British Columbia
The path forward
- All long-term drinking water advisories for public systems on reserve lifted by March 2021.
- Distinctions-based housing strategies and regional approaches developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
- Predictable, long-term funding established.
- Communities supported by Indigenous institutions in financing, procurement and maintenance of public infrastructure.