A Foundry location in Burns Lake is one step closer to reality.
According to Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS), the project confirms site acquisition and is moving into the design phase.
The confirmed site is 686 McPhail Rd. across from Lakes District Secondary School.
Foundry centres are open across BC including Prince George and act as sites for health, mental wellness, and substance-use services for young people between the ages of 12-24.
The development of the project is a joint effort through funding partnerships with Foundry Central, supported by the BC Government; Indigenous Services Canada, and Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS).
“Thanks to the commitment of the Foundry Burns Lake team and specifically lead agency
Carrier Sekani Family Services, the site location for Foundry Burns Lake has been acquired.
We’re excited to continue to work with the Foundry Burns Lake team to open the centre and support young people in Burns Lake and those who care for them to have access to health and wellness services,” said Dr. Steve Mathias, Executive Director, Foundry Central Office.
The next goal is to raise the $4.1 million needed to complete the building of the facility.
Construction is set to begin in 2023 with an official groundbreaking ceremony date to be announced in the future.
CSFS was chosen as the service provider for Foundry Burns Lake and is overseeing the facility development project.
A land blessing will be conducted on the site this fall.