PWRDF Development Project
In November 2016, Phase 2 of this multi-year project to install clean water and indoor plumbing into homes in this remote community in the far north of Ontario began, and reached completion in February 2018. In 2014, Phase 1 was completed with water tanks and indoor plumbing installed in 10 homes. Donations for Phase 2 surpassed $340,000 in August 2016. The Pikangikum Working Group (PWG) works in coordination and collaboration with the Pikangikum First Nation Community and it is responsible to identify the implementing organization for the water project. In May 2016, an agreement was made with Habitat For Humanity Manitoba to implement Phase 2, to benefit another 10 families in the community. In October 2016, a delegation from the PWG, Habitat For Humanity and PWRDF visited Pikangikum First Nations community to finalize the needs assessment and submission of final budget proposal. By October 2017, Phase 2 was complete.