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Official launch of long-term care facility in Wiikwemkoong

The Wiikwemkoong Elders Home Capital Campaign will officially launch its campaign next week.

A few events have been held since the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and the committee announced their campaign last fall, but the official launch will see some major funding partners coming forward.

Speakers will include Chief Rachel Manitowabi, Campaign Co-Chairs Duke Peltier and Walter Manitowabi, Elders Home resident Jet Francis, and other invited guests.

Walter Manitowabi says the event is being held to welcome major funding partners including TD Bank and Hydro One.

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He explains that the existing nursing home does not meet current regulations as set out by the Ontario government and will shut down by June 2025 forcing residents to move elsewhere, so the campaign will focus on building a new facility.

The launch is set for next Wednesday in council chambers from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.

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