Hear From Our Supporters
We have received overwhelming support for the Labrador Wellness Centre Project from many groups, including youth within the region who currently do not have a communal meeting space.
Since its inception, the Innu Nation has forged many strong and long-term community partnerships, and values the relationships it has built throughout the Labrador region. Innu Nation’s mandate is to act as a voice for its communities and ensure the health, wellbeing and success of its many members. The development of the Labrador Wellness Centre will indeed assist us in achieving these goals.
The wellness centre would make for an active lifestyle, accessible to all persons of our diverse community. A new regular-sized swimming pool would make it possible to deliver more diverse swim programs to many more people in our community (three times more the capacity).”
The Labrador Wellness Centre will be an important element in Labrador’s regional economic development strategy in the years to come, specifically in areas such as business and industrial attraction, worker recruitment and retention, and overall business confidence in the region. This project will lead to improved regional infrastructure, increase the standard of living, and create a stronger and more vibrant economy.
Many Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement reside in the Upper Lake Melville area and utilize Happy Valley-Goose Bay as the major gateway transitioning to and from Nunatsiavut. The Labrador Wellness Centre will indeed lead to a higher quality of life for Labrador Inuit, and exist as a supportive, communal and inclusive environment that will offer physical, mental and spiritual benefits to those who avail of the many beneficial services and programs offered.
This centre is a huge necessity for our town and province. The announcement of $11M in support from the provincial government shows that we’re headed towards a happier and healthier Labrador. Whether physical or mental illness, this centre will cover it all. Youth will now have a facility to work out and dedicate themselves to their overall wellness.”
As a physiotherapist I see a large number of people in this community who have mobility issues. They cannot walk outside in the winter time because the slippery conditions. They cannot go to the local pool because they have difficulty on regular steps therefore the wet steps in the dressing room are an accident waiting to happen. They cannot purchase a gym membership because it involves lining up at 5am four-times per year when they go on sale. Our community desperately needs an accessible facility that will allow these people to exercise in a safe environment.