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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 11, 2015

Community Updates (21) - Sept 11, 2015

Table of Contents
1) Cariboo Chilcotin Early Years Conference Sept 26/15 - "Let's Connect"
2) Williams Lake Hospice Society AGM - Wed Sept 16th at 6:00 pm
3) Volunteer Training for Williams Lake Hospice Society begins Oct 16
4) Pro-D Day BBQ at Belles Acres - Sept 25th 12:00 - 3:00 pm
5) Job Posting: Early Childhood Education Childminding Services for IMSS
6) Strong Start Centres are open again & the "3 Year-old Round-up" Sept 19th & Tails and Trails Fall Program at SINC
7) SSDC Committee's updated Community Suicide Postvention Protocol
8) Children of the Street Society - It can happen to anyone workshop - Sept 25th
9) Kidney Walk - Sunday Sept 27th at 10 am
10) Williams Lake Harvest Fair - Sept 12 & 13th
11) NWT Disability Service Final Report - available by request
12) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society BBQ - Sept 18th 5 - 8 pm
13) Disability Employment Month - WorkBC Employment Services Centre (WLES)
14) Fall Programs from the Recreation Complex
15) 39th Annual Williams Lake Harvest Festival - Sept 12 - 13th
16) Arts & Culture Week - Sept 21 - 27th
17) City of Williams Lake's Grant In Aid - Applications due Sept 30th
18) Cariboo Regional District's Grant for Assistance - deadline Sept 30th
19) BBBS Annual Tour de Cariboo Fundraiser - Sept 12th
20) Horsefly Salmon Festival - Sept 26 - 27
21) Please send us your information for distribution over the SPC network
22) Next Social Planning Council Meeting - Sept 28 at 11:30 am

Please visit http://cm.pn/1c0w to view these updates.

The Social Planning Council thanks the City of Williams Lake and United Way for their funding support.

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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