What is Community Social Planning?
Community Social Planning is a process for building community well-being. It is defined as "a local, democratic system for setting priorities, arriving at equitable compromises and taking action. It supports community needs and interests in social, cultural, economic, and environmental affairs." (Michael Clague.Guidebook - A Citizen's Guide to Community Social Planning)
Every community faces challenges. If effective solutions are to be found, then a collaborative approach that includes a wide range of organizations and individuals allows for greater understanding of the challenges, and the building of relationships, that are important to finding solutions.
SPARC BC's priorities focus on contributing to meaningful research, knowledge, support, and leadership to work to build a just and healthy society for all.