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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, February 24, 2017

Community Updates (14) - Feb 24, 2017

Community Updates (14) - Feb 24, 2017
Table of Contents:
1) Next SPC Meeting - this Monday Feb 27 at 11:30am
2) Daybreak Rotary's 26th Annual Giant Used Book Sale - until Feb 25
3) SPCA's Open House - Monday Feb 27 - Crazy for Cupcakes
4) Tales and Trails - hands on learning at SINC
5) Hike for Hospice 2017 - Volunteers needed for event to take place
6) Legal Services Society - Williams Lake Regional Conference - Mar 14 & 15
7) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
8) Women's Contact Society - Kids Closet accepting donations
9) TRU's Annual Fundraising Gala - get your tickets for the Apr 8, 2017 event
10) Supporting our Families: "Take a break" - CMHA free support group meets monthly
11) Strong Start Programs in SD No 27
12) Success by 6 - funding available for local projects
13) Potters host fundraiser - Mar 9 from 7 - 9 pm
14) Performances in the Park - call for performers

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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