Establishment of Group Homes in Rural Communities

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B17

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation

Details

WHEREAS community care facilities are typically established in rural communities with little or no consultation with local governments;

AND WHEREAS providing the opportunity for local government input on zoning and location would be beneficial in determining suitability and neighborhood integration:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to direct appropriate ministries to consult with local governments, as a matter of policy, regarding plans to establish all community care facilities under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act in rural communities;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to consider legislation that would require rezoning or other local regulatory approval process for the establishment of a community care facility, such as a group home, in a rural community.