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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.



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

AGM & Social Development Strategy Input Session in partnership with the City of Williams Lake

Social Development Strategy Input and Social Planning Council Annual General Meeting

The Social Planning Council of Williams Lake in partnership with the City of Williams Lake would like to invite you to an opportunity to give input to a social development strategy for our community. This is the next step of planning for our community now that we have a new Official Community Plan (OCP).

We also hope to establish priorities for the work of the Social Planning Council in the coming year.

In addition we invite you to:

Hear updates on Social Planning projects over the last year,

•The Living Wage Project
•Communities that Care
•Access Williams Lake
•The Memorandum of Understanding between SPC and the City of William Lake
•Food Policy Council

And to participate in our Annual General meeting

When: Monday Oct. 24 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Thompson Rivers University Gathering Place

Dinner provided RSVP: Jessica Knodel
Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area
spc-coordinator@xplornet.com, 250-243-2126

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.

To reach our Coordinator Jessica Dunn please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call 250-243-2126. Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Communites that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email comthatcare@sd27.bc.ca 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