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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 5, 2018

Social Planning Community Updates (20) - Oct 5, 201

Table of Contents:
1) City of Williams Lake Election & Voting Information
2) Cariboo Regional District (CRD) 2018 Election & Voting Information
3) BC Interior Community Foundation - Funding deadline extended to Oct 15th
4) Seats still Available for October - TRU in Williams Lake
5) Free Workshop - Keep your Bookkeeper Happy - Oct 10
6) ADHD Family Support Group - Oct 18 5:30 - 7pm
7) SPC SURVEY - please submit your feedback
8) Annual General Meeting/SPC OPEN HOUSE Nov 26 - 10:30 - 2:00 pm
9) Monthly SPC Meeting - Mon Oct 22 at 11:30 am
10) Williams Lake Library weekly program - Baby Time and Story Time
11) Language Instruction Classes for Newcomers to Canada
12) Williams Lake Library - Free Lego Drop-in Oct 11
13) Professional Development Training Oct 29-30 (9am - 4:30 pm)
14) Arts on the Fly - Artist Applications now open
15) THRIVE Williams Lake wants to hear from community members
16) First Peoples' Cultural Council - Language Grants Open
17) Downtown Williams Lake BIA Announces - 2 store open later
18) Winter Lights Parade - Register today
19) "Find your Fit" Tour (employment exploration) for students Nov 29th
20) The CTC Program is looking for a p/t Facilitator

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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