‘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

Project Presentation

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:


Visual Outcome

(The outside design from a South-East view. Colors and design may change from this original mock-up.)


Working Update

July to December 2019

 Completed steps

  • Trace the rough pavement of the access road towards the new centre
  • Blasting activities along the road
  • Culvert
  • Pad and rough structure of the first fourplex (upper town)

Ongoing steps

  • Construction of the access road towards the new centre
  • Construction of the first fourplex to lodge employees (upper town)

Upcoming steps

  • 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
  • Construction stopped for safety reasons due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


  • Construction work will resume as soon as the snow will have melted.

Notice & Info-work

  • Construction will resume this Spring.

Picture of the Week

Every week, we will post a picture that represents the construction work progress!

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Questions & Answers

We care about this project as much as we care about your satisfaction. We are available to answer your questions or concerns as work progresses.


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