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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) Redevelopment

Moosonee and Moose Factory Island
Project Type:
Progressive P3 DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Health Care
Contract Value:
To be announced following Financial Close

About the Project

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) provides vital healthcare services to people living along Ontario’s James Bay and Hudson Bay coasts, many of whom are of Cree lineage.

The WAHA redevelopment project involves the construction of a new hospital, Elder Care Lodge, visitor hostel and staff accommodations in Moosonee and a new Ambulatory Care Centre on Moose Factory Island. Once complete, these modern facilities will support WAHA in providing exceptional, culturally sensitive healthcare to patients and clients living along Ontario’s James Bay and Hudson Bay coasts, many of whom are Indigenous.

Latest News

Project Status

  • Request for Proposals: January 31, 2022
  • Teams prequalified: April 2022
  • Request for Proposals closed: August 31, 2022
  • Preferred Proponent selected: December 16, 2022 


The new health campus in Moosonee will include the following:

  • 36 inpatient beds, in private rooms;
  • A larger 24-hour Emergency Department;
  • Modern surgical suites;
  • Dialysis
  • Expanded mental health and addictions programming;
  • Improved primary health care services;
  • Lab/Pharmacy/Diagnostic Imaging;
  • Traditional Healing; and,
  • A new 32-bed Elder Care Lodge;
  • A hostel for patients and visitors; and
  • Residences for staff.

The new ambulatory care centre on Moose Factory Island will include:

  • Emergency health services;
  • Access to primary health care;
  • Diagnostic imaging capabilities;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Dental;
  • Dialysis;
  • Ontario Telemedicine Network;
  • Traditional Healing and Spirituality; and;
  • Health promotion programming

Community And Green Benefits

The new regional health campus will allow WAHA to expand its health promotion and capacity building programs, better accommodate primary health care services and improve access to health care in Moosonee, Moose Factory Island and along Ontario’s James Bay Coast.

Demonstrating Value

  • The WAHA project is being delivered using a Progressive DBF model. Key features of a Progressive DBF model include the opportunity for development partners and owners to work more collaboratively to develop design, reduce risk and finalize pricing before contracting for project implementation.  Progressive DBF projects also retain the benefits of typical P3s including the value of private sector capital.
  • Based on precedent project experience, a DBF procurement model typically has delivered a value for money savings in the range of 10% to 15% compared to undertaking the same projects using traditional delivery models.
  • Learn more about IO’s delivery models and the associated features.


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Infrastructure Ontario and Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, in their sole and absolute discretion, may choose to make available on this website amendments, revisions, modifications or replacements to these documents. These documents remain open for further revision, modification, replacement or cancellation by Infrastructure Ontario and Weeneebayko Area Health Authority at any time and in no event shall either Infrastructure Ontario or Weeneebayko Area Health Authority be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on the content of these documents.