NCC is thrilled to announce that NCC Development Limited (NCCD) and the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) have signed a Master Partnership Agreement as part of the Government of Nunavut’s “Igluliuqatigiingniq” program, also known as “Nunavut 3000”.
The public announcement took place on October 18, 2022, in Rankin Inlet.
The signing of the Master Partnership Agreement followed the Agreement in Principle between NCCD and the NHC that was signed on August 18, 2022.
The 10-year agreement provides an opportunity for NCCD to deliver up to 2,000 new much-needed housing units across the territory. This work program will include transitional, public, affordable and market housing units across the territory, and is part of the Government of Nunavut’s ambitious goals of build 3,000 new housing units over the next 10 years.
Nunavut has been facing a housing crisis for a number of years, with high demand for housing and inadequate supply for the various components of the housing continuum. The lack of sufficient housing, as well as the poor condition of the existing housing stock, in the territory has resulted in overcrowding, which in turn results in adverse social and health outcomes.
A long-term collaborative and strategic approach between the Nunavut Housing Corporation, the Government of Nunavut and NCC is necessary to deliver housing to Nunavummiut in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
The strategic partnership outlined in the Master Partnership Agreement also includes a focus on the development of Inuit workforce capacity by providing Inuit with opportunities for meaningful employment and careers in the construction sector. This will include the implementation of training and development programs throughout the territory.
“We are committed to being accountable and transparent to Nunavummiut about housing. Together, with NCCD and the Government of Nunavut, we will fulfill the Katujjiluta vision to create new housing in all communities,” said Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation Lorne Kusugak. “We’re not just building units, we’re building homes, we’re building security, we’re building stability for now and future generations,”
"Our organization is committed to mobilizing Northern resources to build facilities by and for Nunavummiut,” said NCCD Chairperson Harry Flaherty. “NCCD stands by Nunavut 3000’s vision to reduce the social and economic costs of inadequate and unaffordable housing. An investment in housing creates employment and capacity-building opportunities across Nunavut communities.”
Additional details on the Master Partnership Agreement as well as the Nunavut 3000 initiative can be found here: