More Local Governments Join Call for Social Policy Framework

AKBLG logoAt their Annual General Meeting held April 9 – 11, 2014, in Creston, the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) supported a resolution from the City of Nelson going forward to the Union of BC Municipalities calling for a province-wide consultation on the development of a social policy framework in BC. The resolution reads:

WHEREAS Every British Columbian depends on social services, health care, justice and education services; and

WHEREAS our communities are partners in the delivery of many of these services and are facing increasingly complex social challenges requiring coordination between multiple social ministries of government, municipalities and the community agencies and organizations that deliver services to the public;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the municipal governments of British Columbia call upon the Premier to begin a consultation with British Columbians to initiate the development of a Social Policy Framework that will set out key policy directions, values, priorities, roles and expectations, and guide the creation of public policy to meet our social needs now and into the future.”