NAN to Host Second Co-Creation Workshop in Support of Community-Led Housing Strategy
THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Victor Linklater is excited to have community members, Knowledge Keepers, and housing professionals come together at NAN’s second Co-Creation Workshop in Thunder Bay on Thursday.
“It is important for our people to have access to basic human rights and that includes housing. Housing is a key component to bring healing to our people,” said Deputy Grand Chief Victor Linklater. “This workshop will allow NAN’s Housing Strategy to be community-led and have our members see their vision of housing become a reality. Together, we can support our communities and create housing plans that fit the unique needs of NAN members.”
Over 40 participants from across NAN territory are expected to attend. Delegates attending the Workshop will be invited to join a ‘Co-Creation Team’. Three Co-Creation Teams will be created to guide the housing design progress ensuring ‘shovel-ready housing plans’ are tailored specifically to NAN territory.
Each Team will target a population facing the greatest housing needs including single adults, people in need of emergency housing, and people in need of housing with supports. Teams will work with architecture teams from across the country who will be responsible for transforming their vision into reality.
Representations from architecture teams will be in attendance, including:
- L’OEUF Architecture (Montreal)
- Number TEN Architecture (Winnipeg)
- Together Design Lab (Toronto)
The Co-Creation Workshop will be held on Thursday May 4, 2023, at the Valhalla Inn (1 Valhalla Inn Road), in Thunder Bay. Start time is approximately 9 a.m.
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