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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 21, 2018

Community Updates (21) - Sept 21, 2018

Table of Contents:
1) Next SPC Meeting - Mon Sept 24 from 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm at Community Futures

2) SURVEY - Social Planning Council - please submit your feedback

3) Buy a Cookie & Help local Children - Smile Week at Time Hortons

4) Diamond Dinner tickets for Sept 29th - almost sold out

5) Tonight! Outdoor Movie Night - Sept 21st at 7:30 pm

6) Notes of Autumn - Family Style Barn Dance with Youth Fiddlers - Sat Sept 22nd

7) Williams Lake Kidney Walk - Sept 23rd from 9am - 2pm

8) English Conversation Circle - "Rock Talk" Sept 25th 5:30 - 7 pm

9) Employment Opportunity - CCACS Arts Centre Administrator

10) Williams Lake Library - Babytime and Storytime return

11) Language Instruction Classes for Newcomers to Canada

12) Gently Used Fall and Winter Clothing Sale - Sept 28 & 29

13) Free Gaming Grant Writing Workshop - RSVP now* (see date correction below)

14) Three Year Old Round-up - For children born in 2015

15) City of Williams Lake Grant in Aid Applications - deadline Sept 30th

16) Vintage Yard Sale Sept 29th - Potato House Society

17) The Communities that Care Program is looking for a p/t Facilitator - Job posting below

18) Air Quality Workshop - Sept 27 from 9am - 12 pm at SINC

19) Williams Lake Library - Free Lego Drop-in

20) COPS for Cancer Gala - Oct 6th

21) Training Opportunity - Save the Date Oct 29-30

Please visit the link below for the above updates!


*13) The date in the newsletter is incorrect. The date for both workshops in Williams Lake is Sept 27th (Part 1 in the morning, and Part 2 in the afternoon).

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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