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What is The Social Planning Council?

Activities:

o Monthly Meetings: Attend meetings with guest speakers from within the community &/or presentations at each meeting. We currently meet the fourth Monday of every month (excluding summer) at City Hall with light lunch by donation.

o Facebook & Email Group: Utilize the network on Facebook. Start discussions, learn about & share upcoming community events, projects and meetings. If you don’t use Facebook, then join the email network instead.

o Inform City Council: The SPC provides reports to City Council regularly and the City keeps the SPC informed. Use the network and have your voices heard.



Strategic Direction of the Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area:

o Poverty Reduction and the local Living Wage Campaign.

o Community Collaboration and Networking.

o Retention and Succession of residents within the Area.



Community Social Planning:

o Supports communities in building an integrated approach to complex problems that take into account social, economic, and environmental concerns.

o Maximizes the effectiveness of often scarce resources by working to reduce duplication, overlap and competition.

o Provides an ongoing forum for communication, coordination and conflict resolution.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Imagine Williams Lake CVI results and focused planning Session

Community members are invited to participate in a Focus Session on April 9th, 2008 in the Gibraltar Room hosted by the City of Williams Lake and the Social Planning Council.

· Presentation of results from the Community Vitality Assessment held January 23, 2008
· A community priority setting session to identify projects for action
· A focused planning session to get short term action underway and begin planning for longer term activities
· An opportunity to get involved in making Williams Lake a better place to live.

Everyone from the community is invited and welcome to participate in this process. Bring your passion and your commitment to making Williams Lake a great community.

The summary report from the January Community Vitality Assessment will be available in the first week of April. It can be accessed on the City of Williams Lake website: www.williamslake.ca

If you are interested in participating in the Community Vitality Assessment process, please contact Andrea at
303-0346 or by email at imagine@williamslake.ca

Contact Us

The Social Planning Council is made up of volunteers from the community. Many of us work in social services agencies or also volunteer for other organizations.

Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Society Coordinator Jessica Dunn please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call 250-243-2126

To reach the Communities that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email carla@caribooliteracy.com or call 250-267-8249

To reach the THRIVE Williams Lake Project Manager Anne Burrill please email anne@changemakerconsulting.ca or call 250-267-7211

To reach the current SPC Chair Larry Stranberg please email happytrails@cfdccariboo.com or call 250-392-3626