Construction Course Helps Two Communities


In the fall of 2019, CORCAN instructor Mark Charleson delivered a construction course to eight residents at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge. The course taught residents basic construction skills, such as planning, gathering materials, measuring, cutting and building. The residents divided into two groups to put into practice what they had learned. Each group was tasked with building a shed.

In 2020, the first shed was delivered to the Nekaneet First Nations Health Services to hold Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Nekaneet community.  The second shed found a temporary home at the Maple Creek Elementary School. This shed will be used to support the community’s efforts to build a  commercial kitchen for the school’s lunch program.

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