Because we all want a safe place for our family to call home.
What happens if your dad (kohtâwiy) has a stroke and can’t live on his own? Or your kohkom (grandmother) develops dementia? What if your husband is in a farm accident, or your Kîtisân kîtisân (sibling or cousin) is in a car accident that steals their mobility? What will you and your family do?
For many of us in Meadow Lake and surrounding area, the answer is the lodge. For over 60 years, the lodge has provided a caring, compassionate home for those who cannot live on their own. Many are seniors and Elders—but not all. Accident and illness can rob young people of independence. When that happens, we depend on the lodge for care.
Now, after six decades of constant daily use, it’s time for a new building. That’s why the Northwest Community Lodge Association (NCLA) was formed.
The NCLA is a community-based, non-profit charity formed in 2015 to raise $3 million to equip and furnish a new continuing care lodge in Meadow Lake. We’re dedicated to supporting dignity care at the new lodge, so those in Meadow Lake and surrounding area who cannot live on their own will always have a safe place to call home.