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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, September 23, 2016

Community Updates (16) - Sept 23, 2016

Community Updates (16) - Sept 23, 2016
Table of Contents:

1) Next Monthly SPC Meeting - this Mon Sept 26th at 11:30 am
2) SPC AGM & Community Collaboration Workshop - Friday Nov 4th
3) Canada-B.C. Job Grant - available funding streams 
4) Free Public Talk (Cariboo Parent Connect Group) - "The TALK" - Sept 28 at 7 pm
5) WANTED: Fall Practicum Placements for 2nd Year Human Service Diploma students
6) State of the Child Report (draft) is available for early viewing.
7) Orange T-Shirt Day - Friday Sept 30th
8) Info Session on Community Gaming Grants - Oct 21
9) In Celebration of Small Business Month - Lunch 'n' Learn Sessions
10) Hospice Training Begins Oct 14, 2016
11) CCACS Pilot Arts and Culture Grants Program - feedback encouraged
12) Annual General Meeting - Williams Lake Refugee Sponsorship Group
13) Early Childhood Education Programs have begun
14) Williams Lake Wanderers - September events
15) Too Hot for Tots - Educator Workshop - Oct 12, 2016
16) Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale - Advance notice (vendors welcomed)

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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