It’s extremely important, before you start a sanctuary, to make sure you are on properly zoned land, especially when it comes to farmed animals.

The land is usually classified as agriculture land, and in some provinces some agriculture land is on Agriculture Land Reserve or have Farm Status. That is the type of land you would need to buy or be on to take advantage of tax breaks, if you are planning on running a business on your land which falls under your region’s “approved farm purposes” list.

Other considerations also important to take into account, are things like fire or flood zones. If you already have the property and it falls within those zones, you will need to make sure to have evacuation plans in place for all your residence.


The Open Sanctuary Project | Property And Location Can’t Be Prioritized Enough

The P.E.A.C.E. Speaker Series | The Open Sanctuary Project “So You Want To Start A Sanctuary?” | Property Considerations (around the 24min mark)