Providing a technical perspective to HIC, Peter Mitchell brings housing program development, funding and training expertise combined with extensive experience in property management and construction project management on and off reserve in Canada and the United States. His perspective is further enhanced by 20 years of management and marketing experience. A self-determined innovator, Peter has a passion for helping to create sustainable opportunities for on-reserve housing.
Peter co-created and implemented an on-reserve housing authority program to create a sustainable housing program for First Nations, accessing funding through the First Nations Market Housing Fund. He also secured Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada funding for the Gimme Shelter Program, which delivers on-reserve training for renters and homeowners. This program was launched in BC and is being implemented in other Canadian jurisdictions. Peter is a certified trainer for much on-reserve housing and rental programs. He has served as Housing Manager for the Tsawout First Nation and 1516 Housing Coordinator for the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Peter holds a marketing certificate from the Jim Reger Group and has completed Project Management Skills for Local Government Professionals at Capilano University.He is currently launching a new business, building with solar insulated panels.
Peter is a member of the Kebaowek First Nations of the Algonquin People. He also has ancestry from the Nipissing First Nation of the Ojibway people and settler ancestry from Italy and France. Peter was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario and has lived in BC Coast Salish territories since 1979.