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Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project

This is the first capital health project to be delivered under the Province’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), which ensures skilled trades workers receive fair and transparent wages and benefits, including a pension. Under the CBA, qualified locals, Indigenous workers, and other underrepresented tradespeople get hired first.

Anyone can apply to work on a CBA project, regardless of their union affiliation. Once they’re hired, they’ll join an affiliated union. The CBA includes cultural safety education for all workers, which helps create safer and more respectful worksites.

The estimated project cost is $1.446 billion, shared between the Province, through Island Health, and the Cowichan Valley Regional District, with support from the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation.

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