Sponsors: NCLGA Executive
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS the Measuring Up The North Initiative (Phase 1) has been successful in helping BC communities assess and improve how livable, age-friendly, disability-friendly, universally designed and inclusive they are for all residents and visitors;
AND WHEREAS many time-limited initiatives such as MUTN Phase 1 and others in the Province have started the momentum but there is still a great deal more to do;
AND WHEREAS MUTN has developed tools and processes and learned lessons that could contribute to a provincial-wide initiative:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA requests that UBCM work with the Province of BC to enact a Provincial Livable-Inclusive Communities Strategy that will include provincial funding and support as well as Provincial Awards that recognize business, community, local governments and individuals in their efforts.
The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution calling for the Province to enact a Livable-Inclusive Communities Strategy be developed.
Measuring Up The North (NCLGA); Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport; Smart Growth BC, UBCM, and 2010 Legacies Now and other organizations recently collaborated to produce a resource for local governments that provides guidelines for making Official Community Plans more age-friendly and disability-friendly.
Clarification from the sponsor is requested as to the goal(s) of a Livable-Inclusive Communities Strategy and the organizations and / or activities that would be part of such a strategy.