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Healing is the central focus of the Meno Ya Win Health Centre – blogarido

15 May 2019

The Meno Ya Win Health Centre is a hospital built in Sioux Lookout in 2012 and serves a population spread over a large geographical area. Health Centre clients come from 29 First Nations communities spread across Northern Ontario, as well as Sioux Lookout, where there is a non‐Aboriginal population with its own rich culture. “’Meno Ya Win’ is an Anishinaabe term that connotes health, wellness, well-being and individual spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wholeness.’1

Interior Designer: Taeko Rhodes, ARIDO

Design Team: Ena Kenny, ARIDO

Design Firm: Stantec Architecture

Project Joint Venture: Douglas Cardinal, Douglas Cardinal Architect Inc

Project Photographer: Richard Johnson

With a First Nations associate architect guiding the design team, many important aspects of Aboriginal culture were incorporated in the planning and design of the facility. The principal concept behind the master plan was a circular path, 350 meters in diameter, cut through the forest and providing access to each building on the campus.

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