THE NEW HOME
A Culturally Appropriate Home
The new Wikwemikong Nursing Home will add 37 much needed long-term care beds to the community, designed to accommodate the important cultural practices, feasts and gatherings that have kept us together through good times and through adversity. More a home than an “institution”, the new building will provide each Elder with their own private room and inviting common spaces that will bring the community in.
Traditional foods will continue to be served in the new home and the interior design will incorporate a colour palette benefiting the people that live and work there.
These design features combined with modern, state of the art construction that meets or exceeds today’s provincial standards will create a home where our residents will thrive.
“We all deserve a place to live our full potential, but we are especially excited to give this generation of Elders, who have seen and lived through so much, the continuity of care and cultural connection they require.”
Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
The balance is our Capital Campaign goal:
to raise $15,000,000 for the construction of a new Wikwemikong Nursing Home to honour our Elders.
$15,000,000 for the construction of a new Wikwemikong Nursing Home to honour our Elders
BENEFITS OF THE NEW HOME
This project will benefit the entire community. Families will stay connected, culture will be preserved, and our community will grow.
Our Elders will remain home in their community which keeps our families together. They will continue to teach our youth and families our history and way of life, protecting our culture and language for generations to come.
Our donors will play a key role in Reconciliation. If the home has to close, our Elders will be forced from their community. This has happened far too many times to them. We must all work together to keep Elders in the community.
56 jobs will be saved and an additional 25 jobs will be created with the new home, bringing over $5,000,000 to the local economy annually.
Building the new Elders’ home will create over 50 construction jobs and many trades contracts over a two year period, adding over $10,000,000 to the local economy.