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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, September 25, 2015

Community Updates (18) - Sept 25, 2015

Table of Contents:
1) Social Planning Council Meeting - this Mon Sept 28th at the City from 11:30 am - 1 pm
2) Annual Take Back the Night walk & BBQ - raise awareness about Violence
3) Williams Lake Run for the Cure - Oct 4th
4) Free Leaf Litter Collection - from the Waste Wise Program of the CCCS
5) 2016 Gallery Show Applications due Wed Sept 30th at 4pm
6) Auditions for "Making God Laugh" Oct 4 & 5th
7) Volunteer Training for Williams Lake Hospice Society begins Oct 16
8) Kidney Walk - Sunday Sept 27th at 10 am
9) Disability Employment Month - WorkBC Employment Services Centre (WLES)
10) Arts & Culture Week - Sept 21 - 27th
11) City of Williams Lake's Grant In Aid - Applications due Sept 30th
12) Cariboo Regional District's Grant for Assistance - deadline Sept 30th
13) Horsefly Salmon Festival - Sept 26 - 27
14) Dry Grad 2016 - looking for volunteers - 1st meeting on Sept 30th
15) Williams Lake Job Fair - Oct 7 & 8th from 10 am - 3 pm
16) Meals on Wheels - looking for Drivers
17) Williams Lake Wanderers Group
18) Veritas Program - Community Partner Offering - Oct 9 - Dec 4th

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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