In early 2011 the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) invited Lapointe Architects to participate in the planning of Off-Site Education sessions – for attendees to gain points towards ongoing professional accreditation requirements. Lapointe Architects suggested an event focusing on First Nation architecture, which the committee overwhelmingly supported. Lapointe Architects organized the session and invited Richard Kroeker, professor at The School of Architecture at Dalhousie, and Dewey Smith, Senior Policy Advisor-housing at the assembly of First Nations to present at the event. The event was hosted by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto in their newly renovated and sustainable building on College Street.
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