Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, in consortium with Figurr and Lemay, has won the mandate to design the new Eeyou Istchee Regional Health Centre (EIRHC) in Chisasibi for the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.
The new building, to be erected in the center of Chisasibi, will serve nine communities in the Cree traditional territory — Eeyou Istchee. The new 23,315 m² facility, scheduled to open in 2026, is eagerly awaited by the population who currently has to seek care outside the region.
Both a hospital and a community health center, the future EIRHC will bring together several services organized in three major sectors to ensure the Miyupimaatisiiun (health and well-being) of the population it serves: hospital care (ambulatory activities, diagnostic and therapeutic services, hospitalization, clinical and administrative support); prevention and social services (Chisasibi Community Miyupimaatisiiun Center, dental care and youth protection services); as well as public and common spaces (pharmacy, reception, ceremonial room, catering services and cafeteria).
Designing this new facility is a privilege and we are pleased to be able to assist the Cree Nation in the creation of a place of care that will meet its needs. The well-being of users, their loved ones, caregivers and support staff is a central element of the project, which is also aiming for LEED v4 certification.