Energy, housing and homelessness nexus in northern Indigenous communities in Canada

The high costs of purchasing, transporting, and storing hydrocarbon fuel have a direct impact on housing insecurity, which is a major policy concern in Canada’s North. Building on the PI’s ongoing research works examining intertwined issues related to Northern housing, the project will explore connections between energy supply (primarily provided by diesel generators), relevant public policy, and housing and homelessness in the Tlicho, Sahtu, and Beaufort Delta regions of NWT. It aims to promote the significance of Indigenous community-led housing planning, policy, and provision in advancing reconciliation, contributing to the TRC Calls to Action. The proposal could lead to an application to funding programs targeting Northern issues.

This foundational research will establish relationships and understandings that enable future energy-and-housing research to be conducted in NWT and across the north, enabling future funding applications to federal council programs. The project will identify connection between an existing energy system and tangible societal problems of housing and community resiliency in northern communities, potentially identifying sites for new energy systems developed by FES research.

Reducing The Cost Of Energy: A Challenge In The NWT

Abhimanyu Jamwal


Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Northwest Territories: From the Lens of Energy

Abhimanyu Jamwal

Master Thesis

Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Northwest Territories: From the Lens of Energy

Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, Abhimanyu Jamwal

Other Event

Housing and Homelessness in Indigenous Communities of Canada’s North

Sandeep Kumar Agrawal

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Just Transition in the Northwest Territories: Insights and Values from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Northerners

Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, Candice Amber

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article


Molly Thomas

Master Thesis

Understanding risk communication in practice: Insights from municipalities in Alberta, Canada

Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, Neelakshi Joshi, Debadutta Parida

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

What does neighbourhood climate action look like? A scoping literature review

Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, Neelakshi Joshi, Shirley Octaviani Lie

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article