Backgrounder: Investing in improved community and cultural infrastructure across the Northwest Territories


Backgrounder: Investing in improved community and cultural infrastructure across the Northwest Territories

Investing in improved community and cultural infrastructure across the Northwest Territories

Joint federal and community funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 15 community and cultural infrastructure projects in the Northwest Territories.

The Government of Canada is investing over $16.6 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) and the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Northwest Territories’ communities and Indigenous ultimate recipients are providing over $8.7 million towards these projects.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Description

Funding Stream

Federal Funding

Recipient Funding

Fort Resolution Métis Government

Fort Resolution - Métis Cultural Centre

Construction of a new two-level, 6,000 ft2 cultural centre. The top floor would be dedicated office space while the main floor will include a variety of cultural educational spaces, an interpretive center of Metis artifacts, an arts and crafts gallery, a community and elder gathering place, a common kitchen area, cultural services and an indoor on the land vertical garden.




Town of Fort Smith

Fort Smith Conibear Park - Small Venue Site and Cultural Centre

Re-development of a central downtown park as a small outdoor venue and open-air museum concept. The project involves adding wider and more accessible walkways, a central stage area, two tiered seating, landscaping and parking. Work also involves fencing and the installation of an outdoor power supply.




Community Government of Gamèti

Gamèti Lakeside Trail

Construction of a 3.3 km trail along the western residential boundary to the main community road. This project also includes two 300 m trail access routes to enable easy access for on the land activities.




Town of Hay River

Hay River Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Project

Revitalization of three community park areas in Hay River. The Vale Island recreation development includes the installation of a playground, outdoor skating rink, a multi-sport surface, and an indoor/ outdoor venue for small gatherings. Enhancements to Porritt Landing Marina consists of adding a historical facility for seasonal operation, a concession and a venue for local musicians and artisans. Improvements to the Bob McMeekin Park includes the construction of an open-air shelter and small outdoor amphitheater.




Lutsel K'e Dene First Nations

Lutsel K'e Community Cultural Centre and Office Building

Construction of a two-level, 13,000 ft2 community building dedicated to offices and a cultural centre. Funding supports the establishment of the 3,500 ft2 culture centre space that includes a common gathering area for elders, a shared kitchen and sitting area.




Hamlet of Sachs Harbour

Sachs Harbour Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project

Replacement of the current water treatment plant with a more modern treatment system. The project includes all engineering, process and membrane systems, electrical and mechanical systems, and a gravel pad foundation.




Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Design Completion and Construction

Upgrades to the Tuktoyaktuk water treatment plant, including new or upgraded water filtration, building heating and ventilation systems, a wastewater management system to handle new filter backwash requirements, disinfection equipment and drinking water storage.




Tulita Land Corporation

Tulita Dene Cultural Centre

Construction of a Dene cultural centre in Tulita to celebrate and preserve the Dene culture.




Ulukhaktok Community Corporation

Ulukhaktok Community and Cultural Centre

Renovation of a former GNWT building to turn it into a cultural and community space. This project includes installing a new ramp on the front, replacing windows, installing a secondary entrance, replacing flooring, upgrading electrical, installing new drywall and paint and adding new interior doors. Work also includes relocating the bathroom, installing a kitchenette, and building a storage room and display cabinets.




City of Yellowknife

City of Yellowknife New Landfill Cell - Design and Construction

The project includes completing the design and construction of a new landfill cell (Cell B) for the community.




Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Ndilo Cultural Recreation Centre - Planning Study

Development of a study to assist the community in taking the first steps towards building a cultural recreation centre. Planning elements include feasibility studies, community engagement, functional plans, cultural exhibit collection plan, architectural schematic design, Class C estimate, request for proposals and pre-construction studies.




Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN)

YKDFN Wiiliideh Site Arbour: Final Design and Construction

Installation of a permanent outdoor arbour at the Wiiliideh Site for cultural gatherings. Work will include design and construction of a semi-sheltered structure to provide a venue that could be used by the YKDFN and their guests on the land.




Government of Northwest Territories

South Slave Regional Community Landfills Waste Diversion and Improvements

Rehabilitation of five existing solid waste landfills in Enterprise, Lutselk'e, Fort Resolution, Hay River and Kakisa by increasing volumetric capacity by 20,000-30,000 cubic metres (total across all sites).




Government of Northwest Territories

Dehcho Regional Community Landfill Waste Diversion and Improvements

Rehabilitation of five existing solid waste landfills in Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Jean Marie River, Nahanni Butte and Sambaa k'e (Trout Lake) by increasing volumetric capacity by 40,000-60,000  cubic metres  (total across all sites).




Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation

Kakisa Landfill Upgrades

Road access improvements to reduce standing water on the access road, updates to facility signage, and repair and installation of a new fence.






Page details

Date modified: