The word ‘Tikinagan’ translates to ‘cradleboard’ in Cree. Like its namesake, the Tikinagan Centre is a place where the community can come together to nurture children and youth, and provide a space for them to learn and engage in various activities. The centre is focused on bringing Elders in to work with youth to restore the traditions, culture, and language that has become less prevalent over time. Chief and Council emphasized the importance of having a facility that will support them in these teachings, as well as provide a space for prevention and protection staff.
The 8,571 square foot Tikinagan Centre will house the Nation’s family services administrative offices and staff, as well as provide dedicated spaces for their programs such as parenting classes, along with a large boardroom, kitchen, and private counselling rooms. The hope is that this space will create more opportunities for youth, and more jobs for adults.
Chief and Council were also passionate about leading by example in being protectors of the environment by making this facility as high-performance and energy-efficient as possible. The building pairs a high-performance building envelope with a 50kw solar system that will generate a large portion of the building’s energy requirements. Electric vehicle power outlets were also integrated into the design.
Energy efficient facility with 16 offices, flexible programming space, a culture room, counselling room, boardroom and large kitchen.
Highly insulated envelope, triple pane windows, exceptional mechanical design, and 50 kw solar array.
Custom banquette and mural in waiting room.
Built to 80% completition off-site to minimize costs and accelerate schedule.
Size: 8,571 ft²
Location: Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, SK