INTRODUCING THE NEW LISTUGUJ COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES BUILDING
The community of Listuguj now has a new Social Services building that is located at 2 GEF St. (across from the Gignu). It is the new home to the three Listuguj Community Social Services departments: Prevention Services – Families First Support Services, Child and Family Services, and Social Assistance.
In 2019, the Capital and Infrastructure team was approached by Social Services regarding having one building that can house all departments. Once funding was received from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), and the tender was complete, the design was finalized, and construction began in 2021.
The building is 800 square meters and has enough space for 40 occupants. The design is very sleek and modern, but also has a warm feel which will be very welcoming to Social Services clientele.
General Manager of Capital and Infrastructure, Bassem Abdrabou said, “The project will house all employees of Social Services including room for growth in the next 15 years.” The design was created with the option of expansion in the future, including two additional wings and 25 additional offices if needed.
Listuguj Social Services Director, Tanya Barnaby said, “We are transitioning our services to better serve the needs for Listuguj community members now housed under one roof.”
The building’s construction was completed in September 2022. The paving of the parking lot and GEF Street has been completed as of October 2022.
For information on current or upcoming projects in the community, please contact Capital and Infrastructure at 418-788-3022.
By Ann Marie Jacques
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