The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has released four new resources to support municipalities in developing municipal alcohol policies (MAPs) – Municipal Alcohol Policy: A Role for Canadian Governments and case studies from Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia.
A MAP contains a set of rules for alcohol use in the community and aligns with local liquor laws and regulations. It provides guidance to help run safer events and informs the public about their responsibilities and potential liability. Canada’s National Alcohol Strategy recommends that provincial governments and municipalities partner with community groups to develop MAPs to address local issues about the use of alcohol in municipally owned settings.
These resources and additional information on MAPs can be found on CCSA’s website.