Saskatoon Tribal Council Rapid Housing Initiative Project
3twenty was proud to design and build an important transitional housing project in Saskatoon as part of the National Housing Strategy's Rapid Housing Initiative.
3twenty was proud to once again partner with Saskatoon Tribal Council and their affordable housing arm – Cress Housing Corporation to deliver this important project funded under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, and the City of Saskatoon. As part of the NHS, the Rapid Housing Initiative Program provides a financial solution with providing affordable housing to people and populations who are vulnerable and targeted within the Greater Saskatoon Area. The new building will serve Indigenous women transitioning out of incarceration as part of STC’s community-based reintegration initiative Īkwēskīcik iskwēwak.
Īkwēskīcik iskwēwak, which means “turning their lives around” in Cree, will offer 18 women access to services including mental health or addictions support, opportunities for education and employment, access to Elders and help trying to regain custody of their children. STC sees the need for more spaces for women after release and hopes this program and facility will be a starting point to help them improve their quality of life through building relationships and trust.
The two-storey, high-performance facility, located in Pleasant Hill in Saskatoon, is 13,675 square feet and includes 18 bedroom units, and cultural and programming space to support tenants, as well as offices and meeting space for staff. The high-performance features of the building including a highly insulated building envelope, triple pane windows, and exceptional mechanical design will help minimize ongoing operational costs.
High-performance building with highly insulated envelope, triple pane windows, and exceptional mechanical design to exceed minimum energy code by 20%.
Two-storey facility with 18 bedroom units, offices and meeting rooms, a cultural room, and flexible programming space.
Built to 90% completion off-site resulting in reduced community disruptions.
Size: 13,675 ft²
Location: Saskatoon, SK