Kiknu (Eskasoni)

Nova Scotia
Building Type
Long term care
Occupancy Type

Date Opening: March 2024 | Square Footage: 48,000

In partnership with the community of Eskasoni in Cape Breton, ACL Design Build Solution Limited, is overseeing the delivery of a 48-bed long term care home. Design Build Solutions has been working collaboratively with Eskasoni on each design element of the build to ensure it is adhering to the culture elements of the First Nations while also adhering to the Department of Seniors and Long Term Care’s standards. The home will operate in both Mi’kmaq and English and will be the first of its kind in the province. The total project budget is $30M with contributions from the province and the federal government through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan. Shaped like a turtle, to represent Turtle Island, the home is design with three neighbourhoods of 16 suites and one neighbourhood dedicated entirely to community and cultural space.