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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 16, 2015

Community Updates (20) - Oct 16, 2015

Table of Contents:
1) Next Social Planning Council Meeting - Monday Oct 26th at 11:30 am
2) First Ever Harvest Run in Williams Lake - Sunday Oct 18th at 11am
3) Free Swim this Sunday Oct 18th (after the Harvest Run) - 1:30 - 5pm
4) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
5) 2nd Annual Lake City Chess Open - Sat Oct 24th
6) CONNECT Parent Group Workshops (until Dec 9th)
7) Community Futures  Open House Celebration - Oct 22nd 11am - 2pm
8) Pro D Day - Dash N Splash - Oct 23rd from 11am - 3:30pm
9) Monster Mash Pool Bash at the Rec Centre - Oct 22 & Oct 23rd (Pro D Day)
10) Light's for Life Fundraiser Event - Sat Oct 24th
11) Community Arts Council AGM - Oct 20th at 6pm
12) Parenting is Tough… We Have a Class for That
13) Film Fundraiser - "GMO OMG" - Sunday Oct 25th at 4pm (Paradise Cinema)
14) PICTURE THIS - 5th Annual Literacy Photo Contest
15) Free Leaf Litter Collection - from the Waste Wise Program of the CCCS
16) Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (CCCS) AGM - Oct 28th
17) Williams Lake Wanderers Group - Oct 2015 schedule
18) Canadian Mental Health Association AGM - Monday Nov 2nd at 6pm
19) South Cariboo Early Years Centre - Ages & Stages Social Emotional Training - Nov 16 - 17th
20) Kidcare Daycare - open 7 days a week from 5am - midnight

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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