About

Since its establishment in 1986, Hotinohsioni Inc. also known as Brantford Native Housing (BNH) has been dedicated to its mission of offering safe, dignified, and equitable housing and programming options for peoples of Indigenous heritage in the urban Brantford and Brant County area. At BNH, our status as a For Indigenous, By Indigenous (FIBI) agency holds immense pride and significance in our mission to support the urban Indigenous community in Brantford, ON. BNH’s staff and Board of Directors (BOD) governance takes immense pride in reflecting the community it serves. Currently BNH sits with an 80% Indigenous identifying governing Board of Directors (BOD)s and has 68% of agency staff identifying as Indigenous.

At BNH, we inherently possess a deep understanding of our community’s culture, which enables us to provide services that are culturally sensitive and respectful, ensuring we honour the unique traditions and values of Indigenous peoples. This cultural competency builds trust and meaningful connections with our community members, making it easier for them to access the essential services we offer. Furthermore, being an Indigenous-led agency allows us to customize our programs to precisely meet the specific needs of the urban Brantford Indigenous community, empowering individuals while advocating for their rights and representation. Brantford Native Housing plays a pivotal role in preserving Indigenous identity within our urban Brantford setting, ensuring that our community maintains a strong connection to their heritage and traditions.

our vision

All Indigenous People will have safe, supported, affordable housing

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OUR MISSION

Housing services

We provide a continuum of housing services, including:

  • Transitional housing
  • Rent geared to income
  • Affordability
  • Homeownership
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Support services

We provide culturally appropriate support services & referrals, such as:

  • Health Education
  • Life Skills
  • Legal Navigation
  • Personal Development

Our Values

Leadership

We will inspire and motivate our community towards a vision of safe, supported and affordable housing. This includes a self-awareness of how all our actions will further the organization’s vision. We will provide clear direction of our goals and objectives and empower our employees and community to take the initiative and offer solutions.

Integrity

We will conduct ourselves with honour, honesty and fairness and align our actions with our words. We will demonstrate our commitment to this value in our work ethic and the provision of equitable services. This will create an environment of trust among the community, staff and stakeholders.

Accountability

We will accept responsibility for the achievement of the mission of the organization. We will regularly evaluate our path, acknowledge our success, and identify areas for growth. This will result in responsible, informed decision-making demonstrating high-quality service to our community.

Respect

We will treat all employees, clients and stakeholders with dignity. We will value the diversity of culture, skills, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas of our community and staff. This will result in a nurturing, compassionate and respectful environment, which will contribute to the achievement of our mission.

Communication

We will willingly disseminate information and seek input, listen to and consider the feedback and suggestions from others. Communication will be done honestly, respectfully and with compassion, and people will take ownership of their words and actions. Transparen communication will result in a collaborative environment facilitating effective teamwork through unity, inclusiveness, and cooperation.

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