System Principles

Working Principles for the System

We believe that planning needs to be based on basic principles. These principles will need to be fully consistent with:

The recent comprehensive system planning process in Nova Scotia set out what we believe are strong basic principles. We have adapted these and believe the following provide a working basis for the AC process.

  1. Person-focused
  2. Ability-focused
  3. Independence-focused
  4. Home and Community Oriented
  5. Accessible
  6. Responsive
  7. Sustainable
  8. Accountable
  9. Socially Inclusive
  10. Equitable

We refer to these as working principles in that our hope is that they can be refined over the coming months so that they provide the basis for long term planning.