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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, March 18, 2016

Community Updates (20) - Mar 18, 2016

Table of Contents:
1) Social Planning Council Mtg this Monday Mar 21st at 11:30 am
2) FETCH Website - for everything that's Community Health
3) Salvation Army's Seniors Easter brunch is this Saturday Mar 19th from 12 - 2pm
4) Celebrate World Water Day with a Free Swim - Mar 22nd 6:30 - 8 pm
5) Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bowl for Kids Sake - Apr 1, 2 & 3rd
6) Spring Break Fun at the Recreation Complex - Mar 21 - 24th
7) Community Garden Work Bee - Carson Drive & 5th Ave on March 25th
8) Station House Gallery - April Fundraiser - "Party like it's 1929!" on Apr 8/16
9) Crisis Line Volunteer Training - upcoming sessions
10) Annual Nutrition Fun Run - Sunday Apr 3rd
11) Williams Lake Employment Services - Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Program
12) Hospice Training Begins next month - sign-up today
13) Next Success by 6 Free Webinars - Mar 22, and Apr 12
14) Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
15) Reminder - TRU's Annual "Diamonds & Denim" fundraiser - Apr 2, 2016
16) TRU bring in Gabor Mate to talk "Peer Orientation" - Apr 15/16 from 10 am - 4:30 pm
17) Free Public Info Sessions: Harm Reduction Vs. Prohibition & Treatment
18) Citizens on Patrol (COP) - Volunteers welcomed
19) Williams Lake Refugee Sponsorship Group - update
20) Advance Notice - Williams Lake to Host 40th Annual Elders Gathering - Jul 11 - 14, 2016

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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