Providing Housing and Housing Support to Nations Members


We strive to make sure that the members of our Nations have access to homes through renovation and new construction.

Cathy Swain

Housing Administrator

Department Goals

The Housing Manager is responsible for the daily activities related to Housing.

Our Housing Manager’s main function is to oversee all aspects of Housing on the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Reserve; and to report all relevant information of Housing to the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Council.

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’w Nations utilize Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) programs to fund renovations and new construction. We also do Ministerial Guarantees for nation members wishing to build and/or own their own homes. Houses on the Tsulquate Reserve are mainly nation-owned, though there are a few home owners.

Home Maintenance

Community members interested in learning more about home maintenance should contact the Nation Office for information and resources, including pamphlets, DVDs, and notices about workshops or courses in home maintenance.