Katzie First Nation

Katzie First Nation

The Katzie First Nation (KFN) has a membership of almost 600 with half of the members living on 3 reserves. The main community borders the City of Pitt Meadows, BC on the north bank of the Fraser River. The First Nation has been recognized regionally and nationally for its efforts in partnering with the City of Pitt Meadows for municipal services and relationship building. The majority of members who live on reserve work off reserve.

There are approximately 120 homes on reserve with most homes being privately owned, with Certificates of Possession. There are also a number of rent-to-own arrangements and some rental units. The Housing Department is overseen by an elected councillor as their primary portfolio, who works collaboratively with Chief and Council and the administration to ensure a fair and equitable approach to housing for the community on all 3 reserves. As a certified Land Code Band, Katzie will now be issuing Certificates of Permanent Interest and developing laws and policies to support certainty of ownership and land tenure.

Katzie is actively working with the Fund to increase housing options on reserve, build staff capacity, strengthen laws and policies with an emphasis on housing and lands, and to support member awareness initiatives such as wills and estates training that will lead to greater self-reliance and protect member interests.

“Katzie First Nation is growing rapidly and we are so happy to be able to extend this prospect of home ownership to our membership so they can continue to build capacity while addressing housing needs. This enhancement brings an aspect of sustainability and we are looking forward to building this relationship with the First Nations Market Housing Fund.”
Chief Grace Cunningham (July 2018)

Contact Information:

Denis Vaillancourt, Finance Manager
Katzie First Nation
10946 Katzie Rd
Pitt Meadows, BC
V3Y 2G6
Phone: 604-465-8961
Fax: 604-465-5949
Email: denis@katzie.ca

Website: http://www.katzie.org