The Government of Canada is making significant investments in long-term care on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
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Vance Badawe, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Local Services, and Don Maracle, Chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Elder Care Home in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory.
The 128-bed long-term care facility for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will provide a home for the First Nations’ growing elderly population and provide vital services to residents including 24-hour nursing and personal care, social activities and meals. Services helping to maintain links to language, culture and community.
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The home will have a green element with net-zero carbon and energy-saving components.
“This will provide an opportunity for our members and others to receive care in a culturally competent setting and promote local economic development by providing jobs and opportunities in our community,” said Chief Maracle.
The project is expected to be commissioned in July 2023. Once completed, the long-term care services provided at the Elder Care Home will provide support for community members living in the Tyendinaga Mohawk region, the federal government said in a news release.
“This investment of more than $30 million for a new long-term care home for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will provide Indigenous-led services to the elderly and keep them connected to their communities and culture. Indigenous-led and delivered services result in better health and well-being,” said Vance Badawe, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Indigenous Services.
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