Social Planning Council of Sudbury
|Description||The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPCS) gathers people together to solve tough social issues. The SPCS works in partnership with individuals, community agencies, government, business, and the health and educational sectors to improve quality of life for all residents of Greater Sudbury. Beyond research, they are at the table and on the ground understanding and finding solutions to issues that affect the community. |
The SPCS works with individuals and groups to plan and implement projects or activities that improve or expand vital social services, find new ways to solve difficult problems and improve the quality of life for citizens, especially those who are often excluded and marginalized.
Social Policy Advocacy and Education
The SPCS is engaged in a variety of initiatives with a primary focus of affecting social policy. Their role is to ensure that relevant social issues are identified and considered in the decision making processes.
Greater Sudbury Info
This program is an initiative lead by the SPCS in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury. It works with local and regional human service providers to maintain a comprehensive community services directory available online at www.greatersudburyinfo.ca.
Research and Evaluation
The SPCS is involved in ongoing research including measuring and monitoring homelessness, providing research support to the early years learning initiative, and endevouring to produce an annual Trends report that measures and monitors the status of local conditions with an eye on improvements. SPCS staff are available for participation in community based research.
All research reports can be found in the Reports Section of their website.
The Social Planning Council facilitates partnerships to mobilize community resources. They are open to working with groups and individuals who share their mission and values. Their work in poverty reduction, food security, homelessness, community information, children services, research, engaging marginalized families and individuals, climate change and the growth of social planning capacity in the north would not be possible without the number of partners involved.
The Social Planning Council often works on a fee for service basis with community partners when the area of engagement involves initiatives that they are not funded to work in.
|Fees||Membership - individual $10, organizational $100 ; None|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Sudbury|
|Intersection||Ste Anne Rd & MacKenzie St|
|Areas Served||Greater Sudbury|
|Primary Executive||Janet Gasparini, Executive Director; Phone: 705-675-3894; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|