The Government of Canada is making a significant investment in long-term care on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new seniors’ care home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
The 128-bed long-term care facility for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will house a growing First Nations senior population and provide essential services to residents, including 24-hour nursing and personal care, social and food. services while helping to maintain ties to language, culture and community.
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The house will have a green element with zero carbon and energy saving components.
“This will provide our members and others with the opportunity to receive care in a culturally competent setting and strengthen local economic development by providing jobs and opportunities in our community,” said Chief Maracle.
The project is expected to start in July 2023. Once completed, the long-term care services provided at the senior care home will help community members continue to live on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory as they age, the federal government said in a news release. .
“This investment of over $30 million for a new long-term care home for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will provide Indigenous-led services to seniors and keep them connected to their communities and culture. Indigenous-led and Indigenous-delivered services result in better health and wellness outcomes,” said Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services.
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