Action Area #2 Construction

Immediate construction will aim to reduce overcrowding.

Immediate Actions

The NIHAP has actions to build housing in all regions immediately. NCC will coordinate construction with RDCs. Construction will focus on:


Purpose Built Housing

(such as shelters, long-term care facilities, and wellness centres)


Affordable rental units

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Longer-term Actions

Inuit-owned construction and trades companies will be contracted to support:

Project Design




Construction Activity Types

There are three types of construction activities in the NIHAP:


Project identification, planning and design

Projects reflect community capacity priorities and values, and maximize efficiencies.



Design, logistics planning and building of new housing.


Operations and Maintenance

Housing has the maintenance and program support it needs.

Immediate Construction Goals

(0-5 years)

  • Build a housing project in each community within the first 5 years.
  • Have agreements for the construction and operation of a shelter in each community within the first 5 years.

Longer Term Investment Goals

(0-25 years)

  • Increase the supply of affordable housing.
  • Increase housing maintenance knowledge and skills among Inuit across Nunavut.

For Inuit by Inuit

Together We Can Meet Our Housing Needs

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