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Implementing the Community Charter


This is the main page for materials to help local governments in British Columbia implement the provisions of the Community Charter. The legislation was given Royal Assent on May 29, 2003 and came into force on January 1, 2004.

The material on this web site has been developed in consultation with local governments, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) and the Local Government Management Association (LGMA).

Exploring the Community Charter

* To explore various aspects of the Community Charter please use the drop-down navigation located in "Community Charter" on the left side of this page.

Advisory Materials

In addition to the advisory materials listed below, the following information has been developed: "best practice" guides on regulation and annual reporting; tools to assist elected officials with Charter-related decisions local governments need to be aware of and definitions for Charter-related terms and concepts. Additional resources are under development and will be posted when they become available.

For your convenience, the advisory materials for the Community Charter have been grouped into the following categories:



Service and Regulatory Powers

A companion Bill, Bill 76 - Community Charter Transitional Provisions, Consequential Amendments & Other Amendments Act 2003 was given Royal Assent on October 23, 2003 and came into force on January 1, 2004.

Printed copies of the Community Charter and Bill 76 are available for purchase from Crown Publications.

Please direct questions or comments to Advisory Services Branch.

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