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What is The Social Planning Council?


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.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Community Updates (9) – October 18, 2013

1) Project Comeback - presentation - Oct 28/13

The Fraser Basin Council's Project Comeback which is looking at why people come back to Williams Lake to live and work after leaving the community for awhile will be presenting information at the start of the next Social Planning Council meeting on Monday, Oct 8 starting at 11:30 am at the City of Williams Lake. Join us for lunch and learn more about this initiative and it's findings.

2) Lecture - "The WHY Behind Challenging Behaviors - Oct 25/13
On Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 at the TRU Cafeteria,  Kim Barthel is presenting on “The WHY Behind Challenging Behaviours”.  She provides an informative perspective on what is happening when children and youth continue to struggle with emotional outbursts, aggression, impulsivity and inattention. 

This 2 hour lecture will include information on sensory processing, trauma, FASD and mental health challenges in our youth, helping community partners develop a better understanding of how to deal with these situations and how to work together to facilitate change.

Advance tickets are $40.00 or $45.00 at the door. For advance tickets email info.strongbeginnings@gmail.com or call Melissa at 250-302-1856

3) CTC’s Positive Action Word of the Week
The Positive Action Word for next week, Oct. 21 is: Unique: To be one of a kind.

Positive Action lessons will show students that  they are valuable and can be good friends to themselves. For more information contact Carla Bullinger - Cell: (250) 267-8249 or email: comthatcares@sd27.bc.ca

4) Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society's Annual General Meeting - Oct 21
The Williams Lake Studio Theatre's AGM is Oct 21 at 7 pm at the Studio Theatre at Glendale School. There will be an improv show, open house and snacks. For more inof please contact Mary-Jo at 250-305-4801

5) Haunted House at the Boys & Girls Club - Oct 26 & 27th
The 7th Annual Haunted House at the Boys and Girls Club is being held Oct. 26 & 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Bring a donation for the Food Bank. Reminder - these events are intended to scare so leave very young ones at home. This year's theme is Zombies. The events are being held at 17 - 4th Ave South (across from Safeway).

6) Pumpkin Patch at the Yellow Umbrella - Oct 26 & 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Visit the Pumpkin Patch at the Yellow Umbrella (Thyme for Tea).  All proceeds go to support the work of Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy including: Bright Red Bookshelf, Books for Babies, Computer Literacy Workshops, Financial Literacy and Partner Assisted Learning.

7) Safe Harbour Training - Oct 29th
Safe Harbour Training, Tuesday, Oct 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the School District Board Office. Contact Sharon Taylor for more information. sharont@imss.ca

"Safe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing AMSSA program that puts vision into action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination. Safe Harbour is a commitment to diversity that helps increase the resilience of organizations by increasing their community profile as diversity leaders."

8) Williams Lake Museum and Historical Society Annual General Meeting
Williams Lake Museum and Historical Society's AGM is on Nov 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the museum  - 113 North 4th Ave. Everyone Welcome. Email Pat at mccwl@uniserve.com for more information.

9) Social Planning Council's Annual General Meeting - Nov 25/13
The SPC's AGM is being held on Monday Nov 25 starting at 11:30 am at the City of Williams Lake. Have lunch with UNBC researchers discussing the labour mobility issues our area is facing and future solutions for healthy community planning. Everyone is welcome. Email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call (1)-250-243-2126 for more info.

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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