About the project
Information about the Whistle Bend Care Facility project including location, design and details
- The Whistle Bend continuing care project will be delivered using a design-build procurement approach to leverage private sector competition, innovation and expertise while ensuring cost and schedule certainty for Yukon taxpayers.
- Partnerships BC is supporting Yukon government's delivery of this project through the sharing of its advice, expertise, procurement and project management best practices.
- Planning for a new continuing care facility began in 2011 to address an overall shortage of beds in the Yukon as well as lack of facilities for more specialized needs.
- A functional plan and business case were completed in July 2014 which recommended the facility now under development.
- Construction of the new facility commenced in the spring of 2016, with substantial completion in spring 2018.
- Deficiency rectification, some cladding, landscaping, furniture, fixture and equipment set up in summer 2018.
- Client move in October 2018.
After considering several sites around the city, Whistle Bend was found to be the most suitable location for this important new facility. The Government of Yukon believes the new facility will be a valuable addition to the Whistle Bend subdivision, in the same way that Copper Ridge Place has become an integral part of the Copper Ridge neighbourhood.
A total of six sites were evaluated as part of the decision to construct the new continuing care facility in Whistle Bend, with the government working closely with City of Whitehorse officials during the site selection and project development phases.
The site selection process was guided by a careful analysis of more than 10 essential evaluation criteria, which can be found in the New Whitehorse Continuing Care Facility Business Case Analysis from 2014.
Design and details
The overall goal is a facility that will provide a healthy and supportive environment for residents. To achieve this we have developed a resident-centred philosophy and operating model that emphasizes:
- Integration of the facility with the overall community;
- Exposure of residents to a range of activities and environments;
- Easy access to outdoors;
- Frequent exposure to daylight, sun and views;
- A home-like, non-institutional environment; and
- A sense of community.
- Facility programing presentation
- The Whistle Bend Continuing Care facility will offer a variety of services and spaces. (Information sheet)
Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility Fly Through
Architecture building model simulation with outside and inside views of the Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility.
Whistle Bend Care Facility
Pat Living - Communications, Health and Social Services
Phone: 867--667-3673 Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3673
Brittanee Stewart - Communications, Highways and Public Works
Phone: 867-667-3692 Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3692