Partnering With First Nations

AYO Smart Home is committed to honouring the customs and cultural practices of the communities we serve by building trust in relationships. Collaborating with indigenous designers, AYO develops concepts and adapts homes to create high quality, comfortable living spaces that respond to specific local needs.

If the community is a forest, each building is a tree. A home is the fundamental unit of a greater environment and each one is tailored by the community to bring members together to create positive, engaged change.

The Yunesit’in were the first Nation to adopt the AYO Smart Home. We are honoured to work with them to develop designs that reflect their values and needs.

AYO Smart Home recognizes the long and difficult history of Canada with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. We are motivated in building communities with the spirit of truth and reconciliation in our hearts. We raise our hands to a future that our children and grand children can share built with harmony; respecting all nations. Merci, Tshinashkumitin, Chii Meegwetch, T’oya̱xsut ‘nüün, Thank you

Culturally Appropriate

AYO Smart Home provides quality, affordable housing driven by values of:

  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Generosity

Traditional Aboriginal practices drive the development of culturally appropriate housing that is:

  • Safe
  • Durable
  • Engages local people with local materials

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