News — Social Planning

Andrew MacDonald

What is Social Planning and Why is it Important?

The goal of social planning is to strengthen communities and build pathways to well-being for all citizens.  Creating community well-being is about learning how to live together in a way that gives everyone the opportunity to develop their full potential. Like any other type of planning, the process includes identifying goals and making a plan to achieve those goals. As the old adage goes, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Building strong communities is no different. According to the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia, “Community social planning is a local, democratic system for setting...

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