On the street, at the Post Office, or celebrating the season, Ignace residents like to wave hello to friends and strangers alike. Family ties link many residents to nearby towns and cities scattered across this vast region. Recent new residents have come to Ignace to work in our schools, to enjoy an active retirement, to explore job opportunities in tourism and opening a small business.
The Town has a brand new water treatment plant and a Travel Information Centre that sets a standard for the region in architecture and accessibility.
Housing in Ignace is affordable with the average price of a 3-bedroom home at about $45,000 CAN. More than 65% of homes are less than 30 years old. Come to Ignace and enjoy living close to nature.
If you need help finding a new home, there are realtors who can help and the community’s weekly newspaper, Ignace Driftwood is a good resource for new listings.
Mary Berglund Community Health Centre provides quality health care and health care promotion services through a multidisciplinary team. Services are offered by a Health Promoter, Social Worker, Family Physician, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist. A regular foot care Nurse and Chiropodist ensure a full range of foot care services, and a Chiropractor and Massage Therapist attend the Health Centre on a regular basis. The Centre provides a unique focus on seniors through an Aging at Home Program. In addition, the FOCUS core program addresses alcohol and chronic disease challenges.
Emergency services include Ignace Ambulance providing First Response medical care, and a volunteer Municipal Fire Department. The Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is supported by the Ignace Community Policing Committee.
The Health Centre’s Van is used to deliver programs and services in Ignace and in Savant Lake.