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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, November 20, 2015

Trade Show and SPC AGM reminder - Monday Nov 23, 2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Reminder to join us at the Trade Show and SPC AGM on Monday Nov 23rd from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Signal Point Gaming Conference Facility (upstairs near the restaurant - lots of close parking at the rear of the building).

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Community Updates (31) - Nov 13, 2015

Table of Contents:
1) Social Planning Trade Show and AGM - Monday Nov 23 11:30 am - 1:30 pm @ Signal Point
2) Salvation Army - Christmas Kettle kick-off, Hamper & Toy Applications & Thrift Store Black Friday Sale
3) Operation Christmas Child deadline - Nov 20th
4) City of Williams Lake - Event Hosting Grants - deadline Nov 30th
5) Girls' Grant Funding Available
6) National Child Day Webinar  "Hope & Healing: Interventions for Aboriginal Children & Youth - Nov 20th
7) Speedskating...try it! RBC Sportday in Canada Event
8) Better at Home - Volunteers needed to help local Seniors remain independent
9) Free Skate - Sunday Nov 15th from 1 - 2:30 pm
10) Free TUMBLE & PLAY - Saturdays from Nov 21 - Mar 26th
11) Free Yuletide Dinner - 18th Annual - Dec 2nd
12) Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast fundraiser  - Dec 15th
13) Purple Ribbon Campaign - Dec 1 - 10th
14) Business Planning Course for Agri-Food Processors
15) Williams Lake Special Olympics - Executive board members wanted
16) Signal Point 1st Annual Festival of Trees (Nov 9 - Dec 31st) - fundraising opportunity
17) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
18) TRU Information Night - Ranching & Agriculture Program
19) Louis Riel Day Potluck Dinner - Nov 14th
20) Free Store Day - First Baptist Church - Nov 14th
21) Annual Earth Friendly Holiday Event - Fri Nov 27th & Sat Nov 28th
22) Winter Lights Festival in the Downtown Core - Dec 4 - 6th
23) Child Development Centre AGM - Mon Nov 16th
24) SD No 27 fundraiser - Poverty Challenge
25) Baby Fest - Wed Nov 19th in the Gibraltar room - 3 - 6 pm
26) Annual Medieval Market - @ Columneetza Nov 21 - 22nd
27) Banff Mountain Film Festival - Dec 8th
28) WL Field Naturalists Present free public talk on Nov 18th at 7pm
29) Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale - Saturday Nov 21st
30) The Tribune's "Spirit of Christmas" Writing Contest - deadline Nov 20th
31) Financial Literacy Month - CCPL workshops available

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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