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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 7, 2018

Community Updates (15) - Sept 7, 2018

Table of Contents:
1) Next SPC Meeting - Monday Sept 24 from 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm at Community Futures
2) Tour de Cariboo - final ride tomorrow Sept 8, 2018
3) The Communities that Care Program is looking for a p/t Facilitator - Job posting below
4) Discover the Community Playboxes - 3 locations in Williams Lake
5) Williams Lake Harvest Fair - Sept 8 - 9 (free admission this year)
6) Terry Fox Run - Sunday Sept 16 (registration starts at 9 am)
7) Language Instruction Classes for Newcomers to Canada
8) BC Transit - Service and Fare Changes Coming to Williams Lake in the Fall
9) Accessibility Upgrades Underway for Williams Lake Regional Airport
10) Outdoor Movie Night & Love Local Campaign Kickoff - Sept 21st at 7:30 pm
11) Free Human Resource Workshop Series in Williams Lake Sept 19 & 20th
12) Air Quality Workshop - Sept 27 from 9am - 12 pm at SINC
13) Williams Lake Kidney Walk - Sept 23rd from 9am - 2pm
14) Training Opportunity - Save the Date Oct 29-30
15) Child Development Centre is Looking for Volunteers (Swim Program)

Please visit http://cm.pn/3wj7 to view 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 Facilitator Barb Jones please email communitiesthatcare.wl@gmail.com or call 250-305-4838

To reach the THRIVE Williams Lake Project Manager Anne Burrill please email annelburrill@gmail.com or call 250-267-7211

To reach the current SPC Chair Larry Stranberg please email happytrails@cfdccariboo.com or call 250-392-3626