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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, October 21, 2016

SPC Meeting Reminder - Monday Oct 24, 2016

The SPC Meeting is this Monday Oct 24, 2016 with guest Milo MacDonald new CAO for the City of Williams Lake who will be joining us for a meet and greet and Q&A. The meeting is being held from 11:30 - 1:00 pm at the Child Development Centre Co-op building at 51 - 4th Ave S (across from Safeway, and down from the Boys & Girls Club). There will be lunch by donation. Note - our meeting will be held at this location until further notice.

The draft agenda for Oct 24, 2016

  •  Review Minutes from last month's Jun 24, 2016 meeting  (available online later today at socialplanningcouncil.blogspot.ca later or by hardcopy on Monday).
  • Review Agenda for Monday's Oct 24, 2016 meeting
  • Meet & Greet - Q&A with Milo MacDonald, new CAO for the City of Williams Lake
  • Community Collaboration Workshop - Fri Nov 4, 2016 (SPC AGM before workshop begins) at the Pioneer Complex. More information about the event and the link to RSVP is on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1658256274503784/
  • Round table Updates

If able, please bring a hard copy (or email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com) your organizations updates you want shared in next week's Community Updates being sent out Friday Oct 28, 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