The Government’s Call to Action
As Ontario’s population continues to age, the demand for long-term care services is expected to significantly increase in the coming years. The recent pandemic exposed the gaps & vulnerabilities of the long-term care sector, as it became evident that the current supply of long-term care facilities and staff is insufficient to sustain the current demand. As a result, the Provincial Government has taken quick action to ensure that we will be better prepared in the future. Corebuild has been involved in several key projects that will effectively contribute to the province’s long-term care initiative. It is important to realize how impactful these actions will be while understanding why it is necessary to invest more resources and innovation within this sector.
The Ministry of Long-Term Care Ontario is working hard to support the creation of centres and homes that will address these needs and support communities with culturally sensitive care. The MOLTC recently announced a substantial construction funding subsidy that would be in effect for the next 25 years, which has been a catalyst to a substantial rise of long-term care homes introduced to the construction market. Corebuild has since been awarded three long-term care homes that will all qualify for the mentioned construction funding subsidy.
The Magellan Centre’s Impact on the Community
Earlier this month we announced The Magellan Centre, a home designed for senior citizens in the Portuguese community that will offer culturally sensitive care and service in both English and Portuguese. This project has been heavily featured within the public media as the groundbreaking ceremony was covered by CBC News and the Milenio Stadium. Having leaders like the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Toronto Mayor, Olivia Chow, and the MOLTC supporting projects like this has made all the difference in ensuring that it came to fruition.
Additional Recently Awarded LTC Projects
We were recently awarded as General Contractors for two other significant long-term care projects: (1) the Elder Care Home for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; and (2) St. Angela’s Meadow Long Term Care Centre in Chatham, ON. The Elder Care home will include 128 beds and provide quality healthcare for the elders and residents of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The St. Angela’s Meadow LTC features a three-story building that will house 160 beds.
Innovation is one of Corebuild’s key values and we pride ourselves on contributing to social innovation within our community. Social innovation in our industry is the process of establishing and nourishing diverse partners from public, private and non-profit sectors combining their funds, expertise and assets to address community-wide challenges. The Magellan Centre & the Elder Care Home both demonstrate Corebuild’s support and commitment to social innovation. Corebuild is excited for the opportunity to help strengthen the Long-Term Care sector while also providing much needed quality care and respectable living conditions to our aging population.
Corebuild will continue to help lay the foundations, both literally and figuratively, to provide the support and care our seniors need while fostering a sense of community and belonging.