‘The construction of a new facility is important and critical not only for the delivery of enhanced services but as a symbol of the Inuit of Nunavik’s efforts to regain control over the region’s future, through empowerment and promotion of Inuit culture, practices and pride.’ – David Forrest, Chairperson
It is confirmed! After several years of hard work, Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre has secured the total funding for the construction of the new facility. This project will offer as early as 2021:
- Three times more beds to welcome guests (up to 22 guests at a time compared to 9 guests);
- Two separate lodging wings to accommodate both genders at the same time;
- Accommodation for partners and children who would be interested in participating in the rehabilitation program;
- Convenient space for individual counseling as well as group counseling and most of all cultural activities;
- Family units, daycare area and a school room to enable the Inpatient Family Program to fully undertake its goals;
- More office space for employees.
The construction of such major project, estimated at $40.5 million, is made possible by five important partners:
- 21 million from the Government of Canada, with Infrastructure Canada;
- 8.5 million from the Government of Quebec;
- 6 million from the Government of Canada, with Indigenous Services Canada;
- 2.75 million from Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre;
- 1.2 million from KRG
- 1 million from Makivik.
(The outside design from a South-East view. Colors and design may change from this original mock-up.)
July to December 2019
- Trace the rough pavement of the access road towards the new centre
- Blasting activities along the road
- Pad and rough structure of the first fourplex (upper town)
- Construction of the access road towards the new centre
- Construction of the first fourplex to lodge employees (upper town)
- Installation of the underground electrical infrastructure for the new centre
- Construction of the parking lot for the new centre
- Drainage ditch
- Construction of two additional pads along the access road to the new centre
- Beginning of the new building’s construction
- Construction of the two fourplexes to lodge employees
Notice & Info-work
- Ptarmigan Alley road is still busy with loaders and trucks driving in and out.
- Blasting activities are scheduled from August 13 to September 16, 2019.
- There will be one additional blasting activity on October 8 or 9, 2019 during the day.
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