Stand-Alone Mental Health and Addictions Facility



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership


Whereas the number of British Columbians experiencing mental health issues continues to rise while the current facilities in the North are not equipped to address the current issues surrounding mental health and addictions;

And whereas the provincial government has committed to expanding new complex care, treatment, detox, recovery and after-care facilities across the province in order to provide quality care to British Columbians where and when needed:

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM ask the Province to consider the establishment of a stand-alone mental health and addictions facility in the Prince George area to provide access to treatment and support services for residents of Northern BC inclusive of the First Nations Health Authority to deliver culturally appropriate mental health and substance use services for Indigenous Peoples.