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Access Williams Lake - This is a free, regularly updated directory connecting residents of Williams Lake and Area with a wide variety of not-for-profit resources. This directory is a project of the SPC in partnership with the TNC United Way. Additional funding support was received by the Social Development Working group of CCBAC.

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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, December 4, 2015

Community Updates (16) - Dec 4/15

Table of Contents:
1) Thank-you from the SPC, Annual Memberships & Happy Holidays!
2) Winter Lights Festival in the Downtown Core - Dec 4 - 6th this weekend
3) 20th Annual Memory Tree Celebration - Sunday Dec 6th 3 - 4:30 pm
4) Operation Red Nose - Get Home Safe Dec 4,5,11,12,18,19 and 31st
5) Salvation Army Annual Christmas Kettle Drive
6) Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast fundraiser  - Dec 15th
7) Purple Ribbon Campaign - Dec 1 - 10th
8) Signal Point 1st Annual Festival of Trees (Nov 9 - Dec 31st) - fundraising opportunity
9) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
10) Williams Lake Community Policing AGM - Dec 9th at 8pm
11) Swim with Santa - Friday Dec 4th from 6:30 -8:30 pm
12) Donate your old skates - Waste Wise drop boxes are around town
13) Free Skate at the Rec Centre - Sunday Dec 13th from 1 - 2:30 pm
14) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society Grants & Grant Writing Workshop
15) Annual Cowboys & Indians game - Dec 28th at the Rec Centre
16) Let's Talk About Mental Health in the Cariboo - Update meeting Jan 5th

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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.

Reach our Coordinator Jessica Knodel at spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or by calling 250-243-2126. Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Communites that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email comthatcare@sd27.bc.ca