I think that as we know, in all populations statistically, the population continues to grow whether it be indigenous or non-indigenous. As Chief Maracle testified earlier, housing is a huge component to our communities, including our own. From a service delivery perspective, we outlined that the capital needs are huge as well because the facilities we maintain and operate also have aged and continue to age. We need to be able to meet that need and continue to deliver a service that's expected of us, that's required of us, and that our community expects.
As the government starts looking at ways to transform contribution agreements, looking into flexibility, this also applies to the health care sector as well, because sometimes we end up reporting on things that are probably not all that useful anymore.
We talked about data. Our organization is very large, with eight departments and $100 million in services, but it's sometimes difficult to collect all that data together. It's an engine, though, that does exist to be able to do that. I'm looking at supports. I know other communities have them as well. As we look to grow as an organization, we look at innovative ways to be able to pull that data together, to be able to innovate our services, meeting our accountability and transparency requirements of our funding partners as well as our community—which is absolutely important to us—but also having the flexibility that we need in these long-term agreements as well, for sustainability.
Those are some of the high-level concerns. We know that our community continues to press upon us to provide seniors housing as well as facilities, long-term care facilities, whether it be chronic, acute, or just simply living facilities. As we continue to grow as a community, we continue to plan for this. I'll look to add a bit more on the program delivery side, but that really is the high level of where we're going, our vision, as a community and as a service provider to our people as well.