A permit to allow a healing and trauma centre in the Agassiz townsite is among the first items before District Council in 2022.
According to a release from the District of Kent, the Seabird Island community has applied for a temporary use permit to use an Industrial Way property as a healing and trauma centre.
The centre is not a substance use treatment or recovery program. It will provide clients with accomodations, a common kitchen and dining area and communal spaces for culturally appropriate programming. The healing programs are designed for those who have trauma-related concerns surrounding colonization, oppression, discrimination and racism. A caretaker will always be on the premises.
The public meeting on the permit application takes place during the council’s first meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall in Agassiz.
Due to current COVID-19 safety measures, council chambers has limited capacity or in-poerson attendance. However, all public and council meetings can be attended online via Microsoft Teams. Registration and relevant links are available at kentbc.ca.