The front entrance of the Iqaluit Makerspace.

Request for Proposals: Feasibility Study for Iqaluit Makerspace Expansion

Pinnguaq Association’s Iqaluit Makerspace provides a central hub for creativity, innovation, and knowledge sharing in Nunavut. The space serves as a centre for exploration of growth in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) that intersects with everyday living, language, and culture. If it’s creative in any shape or form, it has a home at the Iqaluit Makerspace.  Since its opening in 2018, the Iqaluit Makerspace has become a centre for digital skill building in the city. Pinnguaq Association is now seeking funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to conduct a feasibility study for the expansion of the Makerspace. We envision expanding the facility by 2400 sq. ft. to the north and south of the building, providing additional space for inclusive cultural programming for all age groups.

Pinnguaq is seeking a qualified independent consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for this proposed expansion as part of its application to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. We are looking for a partner who is experienced with planning and conducting a feasibility study and is familiar with construction projects in Nunavut. The final plan should thoroughly assess the feasibility of our proposed expansion using the TELOS framework (Technology, Economic, Legal, Operational, and Schedule), as well as aesthetic, cultural, and environmental considerations, as well as including a project budget, timeline, action items, and overall recommendations. Final decisions on consulting firms and the development of the feasibility study will proceed upon the confirmation of funding.


Please submit your proposal in PDF format to Ryan Oliver (CEO) at by April 1st, 2022.

If you wish to submit a paper copy instead, please let us know your intention to submit by mail by March 15, 2022. 

Pinnguaq’s mailing address is:

87 Adelaide St N

Lindsay, ON K9V 4L4