The $40.5M construction budget for the project has been fully secured
On August 29, 2019, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announced a joint investment to complete the funding package to provide Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre with a long-awaited facility. This confirmation came right on time to begin the construction of the new centre in the Summer 2020.
The first funding contribution was announced back in the Fall 2017 when the Kativik Regional Government and the Makivik Corporation each announced $1 million funding to kick off the project.
Then, the project received further support in late October 2018 from Indigenous Services Canada with a $6 million funding contribution. As a result, Isuarsivik was able to begin the construction of the access road before the confirmation of the entire funding.
Estimated at $40.5 million, the construction of the new centre includes the building of a new access road, a parking lot and three fourplexes to lodge staff. The funding of such project is made possible through five precious partners:
- 21 million from the Government of Canada, with Infrastructure Canada;
- 5 million from the Government of Quebec;
- 6 million from the Government of Canada, with Indigenous Services Canada;
- 75 million from Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre;
- 2 million from KRG;
- 1 million from Makivik.
In addition, the Société du Plan Nord (SPN) has supported the project by funding the technical and financial studies necessary for the design and construction of the building as well as contributing to the coordination of the project, with a distinct envelope of $1.5 million.
The new building will have 32 beds to accommodate individual and family program users, numerous office spaces, a daycare and school tutoring area for the clients’ children. The opening of the new centre is planned before the end of 2021.