Community Care Facilities Licensing

What is a community care facility?

A community care facility is a premise, or part of a premise, where care is provided to three or more individuals, not related by blood or marriage to the caregiver.

The goal of the community care facilities licensing program is to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children, youth and adults in licensed care facilities. This is done by assessing, monitoring and inspecting applicants and licensees of community care facilities to ensure that they are in compliance with provincial regulations and standards of practice.

Learn more about community care facilities by reading the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing Regulation, and Residential Care Licensing Regulation.

Licensing officers

  • Provide support and resources to applicants and licensees
  • Issue licences to community care facilities
  • Monitor and inspect facilities on a routine basis
  • Respond to complaints
  • Investigate allegations of unsafe, inappropriate or abusive care (e.g. physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse)
  • Investigate unlicensed facility complaints

More information

The purpose of the Community Care Facility Licensing program is to provide public assurance that persons in care are in a healthy and safe environment.

Have a complaint or concern?

If you have a health and safety concern or complaint about a licensed child care or residential care facility, please contact your local community care facilities licensing office.  

Contact us

Contact your local community care facilities licensing office for more information. 

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