“The Social Planning Council of Williams Lake and Area (SPC) is an open forum to facilitate and share information, programs, projects, issues and connections. Our mandate is to inform, recognize, and celebrate social developments to City Council, organizations and public citizens.” Funding support is received by the City of Williams Lake and the TNC United Way.
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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, December 4, 2015
Community Updates (16) - Dec 4/15
Table of Contents:
1) Thank-you from the SPC, Annual
Memberships & Happy Holidays!
2) Winter Lights Festival in
the Downtown Core - Dec 4 - 6th this weekend
3) 20th Annual Memory Tree Celebration
- Sunday Dec 6th 3 - 4:30 pm
4) Operation Red Nose - Get
Home Safe Dec 4,5,11,12,18,19 and 31st
5) Salvation Army Annual Christmas
6) Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast fundraiser- Dec 15th
7) Purple Ribbon Campaign - Dec 1 - 10th
8) Signal Point 1st Annual
Festival of Trees (Nov 9 - Dec 31st) - fundraising opportunity
9) Communities that Care's -
Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
10) Williams Lake Community
Policing AGM - Dec 9th at 8pm
11) Swim with Santa - Friday
Dec 4th from 6:30 -8:30 pm
12) Donate your old skates -
Waste Wise drop boxes are around town
13) Free Skate at the Rec
Centre - Sunday Dec 13th from 1 - 2:30 pm
14) Central Cariboo Arts
& Culture Society Grants & Grant Writing Workshop
15) Annual Cowboys &
Indians game - Dec 28th at the Rec Centre
16) Let's Talk About Mental
Health in the Cariboo - Update meeting Jan 5th
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