M'akola Housing Society

The ‘Victoria Native Indian Housing Society’ was incorporated on February 6, 1984 as a non-profit society. The name was changed to the M’akola (Coast salish word for "A Safe Place") Housing Society on April 5, 1988. The Society was originally established to provide safe, affordable housing for families of Aboriginal ancestry who were in core need of housing in urban centres on Vancouver Island. Since that time the Society and its mandate have expanded into what is now the M’akola Group of Societies. The M’akola Group of Societies provides safe, affordable and appropriate homes primarily for Aboriginal people and families. Through their community partnerships and funders M’akola is able to provide subsidized housing, affordable rentals and assisted living units throughout most of British Columbia.

  • Provides housing to more than 5,000 family members in B.C.
  • The largest Aboriginal housing provider in Western Canada
  • Manages more than 1,500 housing units across British Columbia
  • Employs nearly 100 full-time employees
  • Operates 12 offices throughout B.C.
  • Offers housing to families, singles, couples, Elders and seniors


Address / Contact Info

M'akola Group of Societies Sooke Hope Centre
M’akola Administration and Development Services Office 2009 Fernwood Road Victoria, BCV8T 2Y8
Contact name: General Enquiries
Victoria Regional Office
3016 Cedar Hill Road
Victoria, BC V8T 3J3
250-384-1423

Housing Applications
1-877-384-1423

Phone Numbers

Victoria Regional Office : (250) 384-1423
Administration and Development : (250) 590-0204

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, closed between 12-1:00 PM

Web Links

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This program was last updated on 11 Mar 2016.