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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, January 8, 2016

Next SPC Meeting is on Jan 25th 2016 at 11:30 am

Next SPC Meeting is on Jan 25, 2016 from 11:30 am - 1 pm
The next Social Planning Council meeting is scheduled for Monday Jan 25th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the City of Williams Lake's downstairs Boardroom (Rick Hansen Boardroom). At this meeting we will hear two presentations.

Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy will be presenting first in celebration of National Literacy Week to talk about their one on one PAL (Partner Assisted Learning) program, followed by Q&A

BC Housing First Project presentation by Anne Burrill will be presenting second followed by Q&A.

Lunch will be available by donation and please bring a harcopy (or email in advance) any round table updates you would like to share.

See you Monday the 25th, and remember to send your updates anytime to spc-coordinator@xplornet.com


Annual Memberships are due

Your membership is greatly appreciated and shows your support for the work that gets done by everyone around the Social Planning Council table. To the left is a form you can download, print and then send in (or bring it to the next SPC Monthly Meeting on Jan 25th - see details below).



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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