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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 10, 2017

Community Updates - Mar 10, 2017

Community Updates - Mar 10, 2017

Please see the link below for the following updates from around the community:

Table of Contents:
1) Performances in the Park Artist Applications 2017 - deadline extended
2) The Future of our Forests - sharing ideas and solutions Mar 16th at 7 pm
3) Press Release: Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society Office is closing it's doors
4) End of Life Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Training - Apr 27 - 29th
5) Bowl for Kids Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser Mar 31, Apr 1 &2
6) Yoga - for self regulation and trauma - begins Mar 30
7) Communities that Care - Positive Action Words of the Week(s)
8) TRU's Annual Fundraising Gala - get your tickets for the Apr 8, 2017 event
9) Supporting our Families: "Take a break" - CMHA free support group meets monthly
10) Tales and Trails - hands on learning at SINC
11) "Preschool Wheels" activities in Rink 2 - during April
12) Communities that Care - 2016 Williams Lake Community Profile
13) Free Public Skate - Mar 19
14) Spring Break at the Recreation Complex
15) Advance Notice - Hike for Hospice will take place May 7
16) Help us figure out what happened - CCACS Workshop Series
17) Mark your calendars - Next SPC Meeting
18) Secwepemc Elders Forum - Mar 28 & 29

Visit http://cm.pn/2j4r for these updates.

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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