Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Report

Rural Homelessness Estimate Report

Information

Department:Communications, Stakeholder, Indigenous and Rural RelationsSponsors:
Category:Report

Body

THAT the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Homelessness Estimation Report be accepted as information;
THAT Administration work with community partners to support solutions that will address inadequate housing in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's rural communities; and
THAT the Mayor write a letter to the appropriate ministries in the Provincial and Federal governments inviting the responsible Minister to visit and tour Wood Buffalo to see first-hand housing conditions and discuss how the Provincial and Federal governments can address Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo housing challenges.

Meeting History

Feb 11, 2020 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Lynda McLean, Director, Communications, Stakeholder, Indigenous and Rural Relations, and Matthew Harrison, Senior Manager, Communications, Stakeholder, Indigenous and Rural Relations, provided an overview of the report before Council and introduced Consultants Shadi Merhej and Scott Travis, with the Alberta Rural Development Network, who spoke to the data collected to estimate rural homelessness in the rural communities.

Exit and Return

Councillor S. Lalonde exited the meeting at 5:31 p.m. and returned at 5:33 p.m.

Recess

The meeting recessed from 5:43 p.m. to 5:52 p.m.

RESULT:CARRIED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Mike Allen, Councillor
SECONDER:Phil Meagher, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud
ABSENT:Bruce Inglis, Claris Voyageur