New Wellness Community Open for Business
Nov 2, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College officially opened its new 38,000 sq. ft. facility living and learning wellness community, The Village, earlier today.
The only model of its kind in Canada, the facility is focused on collaborative interprofessional education and the integration of Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. The Village will integrate seniors’ and community care with teaching, experiential skills training and applied research in one facility.
“If there is only one thing that you take away with you today, I hope that it is the fact that The Village belongs to our entire community,” said George Burton, president
The Village encompasses Canadore’s Schools of Indigenous Studies, Health, Human Care and Wellness, and Sport and Recreation, which will offer a comprehensive suite of student-run clinics, including general health, Eastern medicine, dental hygiene
Nursing and respiratory therapist students have been learning in The Village since September 2018. As of January 2019, a total of 1,000 students will move into
Phase One of the facility’s construction and technology is valued at $20 million in total. The federal government invested $5.63 million and the province of Ontario committed $1.78 million. Through generous donations, The Village’s fundraising campaign has raised $2.7 million from non-government sources.
“The most striking aspect of this entire five-year project has been the exceptional level of consultation and teamwork contributed from every possible corner,” said Burton. “Thanks to the confidence of the federal and provincial governments, our students and donors, our employees and amazing community leaders across the province, Canadore has been able to accomplish something that has never been done before. The Village is an unprecedented model of health care that redefines a stronger future grounded in a healthy mind, body
Phase Two of The Village, the seniors’ living facility, is anticipated to break ground in April 2019.
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