Zoned Out: Religious Freedom in the Municipality

An introductory guide to understanding the religious freedoms of faith groups and the engagement process when facing a zoning challenge.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Freedom of Religion / Charter Protection / Religious Freedom Defined / Rights Alignment / Practical Implications of Religious Freedom
3. Municipal Law / What is it? / Does the Charter apply to municipalities? / Procedural Obligations of Municipalities
4. Intersection of Municipal Law & Religion / Taxation & Miscellaneous By-Laws / By-laws Restricting Use / Zoning
5. Conclusions & Recommendations / Step One: Build Relationships / Step Two: Know the Zoning By-Law / Step Three: Land Availability / Step Four: Challenging the By-Law / Other Ways to Challenge the By-Law / Final Thoughts