M’akola Development Services provides consulting expertise on a range of new planning and development projects both on and off-reserve, including: mixed-use, purpose built rental, large scale and medium -rise multi-family, and low-density clustered housing. We work with clients across the province who serve all levels of housing needs, including: youth, singles and couples, families, and seniors/Elders (including assisted living and complex care).

Our organization has partnered with many different levels of government including, but not limited to, BC Housing, Health Authorities, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, municipalities, and First Nations to advance non-profit and Indigenous housing projects.

Our qualified staff have the background and experience to take your project from concept to community.

Completed Projects

Ts’oo Yoh

Ts’oo Yoh

M’akola Development Services (MDS) worked with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) to develop a new three-storey, wood frame residential building in Prince George, BC...
Rosalie’s Village

Rosalie’s Village

Rosalie’s Village consists of 42 housing units in three buildings: one four-storey, 40,386 sq. ft. apartment building, and two four-unit townhouses. The units include 18 two-bedroom units for single mothers...
Boundary Crescent

Boundary Crescent

M'akola Development Services completed the initial feasibility analysis for this partnership project – a 41 bachelor unit supportive housing development. Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society acts as the...
550 Goldstream Ave

550 Goldstream Ave

M’akola Housing Society is creating a new 4-story mixed-use building, made up of residential units and commercial office space which will be used for the M'akola Administration and Development...
Hope Centre

Hope Centre

Hope Centre is a mixed-used housing, education, training, support and social service/thrift store building designed to provide layers of complementary support to the homeless and homeless-at-risk youth...
Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum

Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum

LEED Silver targeted Assisted living for elders located on Traditional Territory of Cowichan Tribes. 49 year lease with Tribes, 35 year mortgage and operating agreement with BC Housing. Fully subsidized through...
Jesken Aerie

Jesken Aerie

Jesken Aerie is an assisted living building for Elders/seniors and persons with disabilities. The project involves a 35-year operating agreement with BC Housing, and fully subsidized by BC Housing and VIHA...
1800 Bay Street Renovation Project

1800 Bay Street Renovation Project

Westcoast Community Resource Society (WCRS) has renovated an existing three-bedroom single family residence into a duplex at 1800 Bay Street in Ucluelet, BC. The new units will provide...
Toquaht Nation On-Reserve Housing

Toquaht Nation On-Reserve Housing

M’akola Development Services (MDS) worked with Toquaht Nation on a plan to fulfil their future housing needs in Macoah, BC. MDS has assisted the Nation in putting together...

Construction Stage Projects

1915 3rd Avenue Renovation Project

1915 3rd Avenue Renovation Project

An Association Advocating for Women and Community (AWAC) is renovating a 31-room, two-storey former motel in Prince George into 30 units of transitional housing with on-site counselling and office support services...
Braidwood Affordable Housing Project

Braidwood Affordable Housing Project

M’akola Housing Society (MHS), in partnership with the City of Courtenay, the Wachiay Friendship Centre and the support of the Comox Valley Regional District is developing a 35-unit affordable housing...
Kikihnaw

Kikihnaw

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working in the role of development consultant for a Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society (DQCHS) affordable housing building...
The Waterstone

The Waterstone

The vision of The Waterstone is to create a walkable residential / mixed-use development that will increase the stock of quality, affordable housing in Chilliwack for low-income Indigenous families and singles...
Stoneridge Estates

Stoneridge Estates

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working with Ksan House Society (KHS) as a development consultant for the design and construction of a 45-unit affordable housing project in Terrace, BC...
5545 27th Ave Affordable Housing Project

5545 27th Ave Affordable Housing Project

Vernon Native Housing Society (VNHS) has been striving to keep up with the growing needs and high-demand for housing in the Vernon community since 1989. VNHS is developing a four-storey...
731 Station Ave Affordable Housing Project

731 Station Ave Affordable Housing Project

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working as a development consultant for M’akola Housing Society (MHS) for the design and construction of the mixed use, commercial and residential...
10 Buttertubs Drive Affordable Housing Project

10 Buttertubs Drive Affordable Housing Project

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working with Nanaimo Affordable Housing (NAHS) to develop a new mixed-use development comprised of affordable, independent housing units and commercial space. The proposed development...

Development Stage Projects

Haisla Nation Multi-Family Housing

Haisla Nation Multi-Family Housing

M’akola Development Services is working with Haisla Nation to design and construct an affordable multi-family housing development...
Kikekyelck: A Place of Belonging

Kikekyelck: A Place of Belonging

Lii Michif Optipemisiwak Family & Community Services (LMO), with the support of the City of Kamloops, is developing a 31-unit residential...
555 Fuller Avenue

555 Fuller Avenue

Pathways Abilities Society (Pathways) has supported individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities for over 60 years and manages...
1919 17th Ave Community

1919 17th Ave Community

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) to create a small community...
Cedar Hill Village

Cedar Hill Village

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working with Luther Court Society (LCS) and the Lutheran Church of the Cross (LCC) to develop a new...
3700 Cedar Hill Rd Seniors Affordable Housing Project

3700 Cedar Hill Rd Seniors Affordable Housing Project

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is supporting Dawson Heights Housing Ltd. in assessing the redevelopment of eight senior’s cottages...
James Bay Redevelopment Project

James Bay Redevelopment Project

James Bay Community Project (JBCP) is redeveloping their existing site at 547 Michigan Street in Victoria BC, to broaden their ability...
The Riverstone

The Riverstone

Mamele’awt Qweesome & To’o Housing Society are seeking to meet a deep core need for housing in the Hope region. This need aims to...
Darwin Apartments – Phase One

Darwin Apartments – Phase One

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is the development consultant for Island Community Mental Health Association (ICMH)...
Newbridge Apartments

Newbridge Apartments

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is the development consultant for Island Community Mental Health Association (ICMH)...
Beulah Creek Village

Beulah Creek Village

The Islanders Secure Land Association (ISLA) is a non-profit society formed in 2005 to address the need for affordable housing on Hornby Island...
Tofino Affordable Housing Project

Tofino Affordable Housing Project

Tofino Bible Fellowship (TBF) had identified a major housing need for families and workforce within Tofino. To address this need, TBF is seeking...
Anawim Women’s House

Anawim Women’s House

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is conducting pre-development work for Anawim Companions Society. For over 20 years...
285 Rosehill Street Affordable Housing Project

285 Rosehill Street Affordable Housing Project

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is supporting the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) with the redevelopment of...
2784 Claude Road

2784 Claude Road

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island (SSVP) is a registered charity whose mission is to deliver material and personal support...

Studies & Reports

Feasibility Analysis: An Association for Women and Children

Feasibility Analysis: An Association for Women and Children

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is supporting the Association Advocating for Women and Community (AWAC) in determining...
Feasibility Analysis: Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society

Feasibility Analysis: Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society (HSWC) is seeking to explore redevelopment opportunities to expand and strengthen their current...
Feasibility Analysis: Community Living Victoria

Feasibility Analysis: Community Living Victoria

Community Living Victoria (CLV) engaged M’akola Development Services (MDS) to determine the feasibility of redevelopment of their current...
Portfolio Review: Beacon Community Services

Portfolio Review: Beacon Community Services

M’akola Development Services (MDS) completed a portfolio review for Beacon Community Services (BCS). BCS owns 13 sites across five municipalities...
Affordable Housing Program: District of Squamish

Affordable Housing Program: District of Squamish

The District of Squamish (the District) has engaged M’akola Development Services (MDS) to developing a long-term Affordable Housing Program...
Seniors Housing Project

Seniors Housing Project

MDS partnered with Wei Wai Kai Nation to determine the need and demand for Elder’s housing on or off reserve by: analyzing the Nation’s reports, consulting government agencies, interviewing with local service and housing providers, and engaging with We Wai Kai members through community engagement events...