Eabametoong First Nation has identified the need for a multi-use facility for many years, and we are now making steps to bring this community vision into a reality. We have partnered with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation to complete a feasibility study to kick-start this project.
The goal of this study is to determine the most feasible option for the development of a financially sustainable multiplex facility in Eabametoong First Nation and provide a business case for the preferred option. Once the study is complete, the First Nation can begin exploring options for financing, designing and constructing the center.
The overall vision is to build a facility that could sustain itself financially; provide a community gathering space for a capacity of 400+; promote physical activity and wellness through its fitness facility; stimulate small business development within its business center; enhance access to education opportunities through its training facility; and provide a space for childcare, as well as other community-identified needs and services. The multipurpose facility would provide an opportunity to re-build a healthy, active, whole, flourishing, engaged community.
Over the coming months, stay tuned for updates on community meetings – ways for you to contribute your hopes and visions for the design and services offered in this facility. The feasibility study and business plan will be completed and shared with the community in August 2017. It is projected that the next phase will begin in 2018. For more information, please see the Senior Advisor.