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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 23, 2015

Community Updates (24) - Oct 23, 2015

Table of Contents:
1) Next Social Planning Council Meeting - this Monday Oct 26th at 11:30 am
2) Social Planning AGM and Trade Show Style Event - Nov 23, 11:30 - 1:30 pm
3) Williams Lake Special Olympics - Executive board members wanted
4) Signal Point 1st Annual Festival of Trees (Nov 9 - Dec 31st) - fundraising opportunity
5) Parents for Children and Youth Mental Health -1st meeting Oct 28 at 7 pm
6) Cataline Elementary presents - Pumpkin Festival Oct 24th 10am - 4:30 pm
7) 9th Annual Haunted House - NOOPA Youth Centre Oct 23 & 24th from 7 - 10 pm (both nights)
8) Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual General Meeting - Nov 10th at 7pm
9) Skate with the Witches of Icewick - Thurs Oct 29th 6 - 8pm and Oct 31st from 1 - 2:30 pm
10) Free Skate at the Rec Centre - Sunday Oct 25 from 1 - 2:30 pm
11) Pirate Training at the Rec Centre - Nov 4th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm (ages 6 - 9)
12) Early Bird Christmas Craft Fair at the Elks Hall - Nov 6 & 7th
13) WL Association for Community Living's "Ho Ho Homicide" Dinner fundraiser - Nov 14th
14) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
15) Light's for Life Fundraiser Event - Sat Oct 24th
16) Film Fundraiser - "GMO OMG" - Sunday Oct 25th at 4pm (Paradise Cinema)
17) TRU Information Night - Ranching & Agriculture Program
18) Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (CCCS) AGM - Oct 28th
19) Canadian Mental Health Association AGM - Monday Nov 2nd at 6pm
20) South Cariboo Early Years Centre - Ages & Stages Social Emotional Training - Nov 16 - 17th
21) PICTURE THIS - 5th Annual Literacy Photo Contest
22) Halloween with the Potato House & Friends - Oct 30 & 31st
23) Clothing Swap today - Friday Oct 23rd
24) Good Used Winter Clothing Sale - Seniors Activity Centre

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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