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Red Crow Community College New Campus – Public Comments Invited

July 22, 2020 – Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed Red Crow Community College New Campus, located in Standoff, AB is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/Protection?culture=en-CA).

Written comments must be submitted by August 21, 2020 to:

Mark Libby, Junior Environmental Review and Approvals Officer, Infrastructure Canada (mark.libby2@canada.ca)

The Proposed Project

The Red Crow Community College (RCC) New Campus Project (the Project) will construct a new campus building to replace the main campus building that was destroyed in a fire in 2015. The new campus building will be 9,888 square metres, located on Kainai First Nation Reserve in Cardston County, Alberta.

The Project scope includes:

  • classrooms, workshops, and labs;
  • a library;
  • museum and archival space;
  • a cultural teaching and gathering space;
  • a cafeteria and daycare;
  • student academic and counselling spaces;
  • spaces for Elders; and
  • administrative and program space for employees.

The new building will allow the RCC to provide education and training, and create a new talent pipeline for key industries in southern Alberta, such as agriculture and agri-business, to support the promotion of long-term economic development of the region. The new building will offer a high quality, culturally infused, language-based learning environment for Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) students. The RCC's New Campus Project supports and advances the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action recommendations regarding post-secondary education and Indigenous communities.

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