Classification of Accommodations of collective dwellings

1 - Health care and related facilities

This category includes hospitals, nursing homes, residences for senior citizens, facilities that are a mix of both a nursing home and a residence for senior citizens, and residential care facilities such as group homes for persons with disabilities and addictions.

2 - Correctional and custodial facilities

This category refers to facilities where persons (inmates, young offenders, or other persons) serve a sentence to custody or where they are detained to await court proceedings, judgement, sentence or release. Included are federal correctional institutions, provincial and territorial custodial facilities, young offenders' facilities, jails and police lock-ups. Excluded are transition homes.

3 - Shelters

This category includes establishments for persons lacking a fixed address or for persons needing transitional shelter or assistance. Included are shelters for persons lacking a fixed address (such as homeless shelters or shelters for street youth), shelters for abused women and children, and transition homes or halfway houses for ex-inmates or persons on conditional release.

4 - Service collective dwellings

This category includes lodging and rooming houses; hotels, motels and other establishments with temporary accommodation services; and other service collective dwellings.

5 - Religious establishments

This category includes establishments such as a convent, seminary, monastery or religious commune which provide accommodations to members of a religious group.

6 - Hutterite colonies

This category includes a group of people of the Hutterite religion who live in dwellings that belong to the community and use their land for agricultural purposes.

7 - Other collective dwellings

This category includes establishments that meets the criteria of the collective dwelling definition, but do not fall into any other specified type. Included are work camps, military bases (including other buildings on the base), vessels (government or commercial), and other types of collective dwellings. Generally, the clientele of these collectives are less transient than the clientele of hotels, motels and campgrounds.

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