Iqaluit community hub to be constructed thanks to $7.2M in federal funding

A new community hub in Iqaluit will be constructed, thanks to $7.2M from Infrastructure Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program and CanNor’s Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North program. The Inuusirvik Community Wellness Centre will provide Nunavummiut with access to a variety of services and resources, including early language learning and cultural programs, childrearing and parenting support programs, land-based programs for youth, and community-led postsecondary and life-long learning initiatives. The building will be built in an environmentally friendly way using steel pipes to minimize its vulnerability to wind and permafrost thaw. “Our goal is to provide a home for community-serving organizations delivering programs and services for families in Iqaluit,” said Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre Executive and Scientific Director Gwen Healey Akearok.

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