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Village Construction Well Underway

Oct 26, 2017 | Canadore College

photo taken October 26, 2017

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Construction on ‘The Village’ at Canadore College is on track for completion in 2018.

Canadore’s model of The Village is the only one of its kind in Canada, focused on collaborative interprofessional education and the integration of Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. The health and wellness centre will integrate seniors’ and community care, with teaching, skills training and applied research provided by the Canadore College all in one facility.

Phase I, the construction of the actual health and wellness building, began in May 2017. The facility’s foundational footprint has been established and the above-ground structure will take shape in the next four to six weeks.

Earlier this week, a request for proposal (RFP) was issued earlier for Phase II, the project’s living residence. The residence would have up to 144 units to provide much-needed seniors’ housing in the region; deliver acute and primary medical care; offer cultural, social, vocational, recreational and spiritual events; incorporate access to a safe mobility clinic; and also include an on-site sweat lodge, healing circle and esthetics studio.

Interested proponents have until December 19 to submit proposals.

Phase I of the project, including construction and technology, is valued at $20 million in total. Canadore received $5.63 million from the federal government, $800,000 from the province and its fundraising campaign goal is $5 million from non-government sources. The Village fundraising campaign committee will be providing more details in an update scheduled for November 2017.

To learn more about The Village and how to make a donation, contact the Canadore Foundation by contacting Brad Gavan at 705.840.3473 or

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 44,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or


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