Social Policy Advisory Committee

  • First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Blaney Room, City Hall, 11995 Haney Place
  • Committee Bylaw
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Governed by bylaw, the Social Policy Advisory Committee is uniquely designed to provide a variety of perspectives and a broad based approach to community planning. The committee is made up of representation from:

  • City Council
  • School District No 42
  • Fraser Health
  • Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network
  • Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network
  • Ridge Meadows RCMP
  • A representative of the business community
  • Three community-at-large members
  • One youth (19-25 years) community-at-large member
Social Planning Advisory Committee

About the Committee

The Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) advises Council on matters relating to social planning and the social needs, social well-being and social development of the community. How we plan our cities and neighbourhoods affects the health and well-being of individuals and community in the following ways:
  • Our ability to get around
  • Where and in what type of housing we live
  • What food we have access to
  • Access to income
  • How much and what kind of green space we can play and rest in
  • How safe, connected and included we feel in our neighbourhoods
  • Engagement and sense of belonging
The Social Policy Advisory Committee focuses on improving the social well-being of the community by building community capacity through social services network development, community solutions initiatives, community building initiatives and by encouraging socially sustainable practices for current and future citizens. By creating an opportunity for dialogue between council and local service providers, agencies and other levels of government a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of the community is strengthened. Information is shared, needs or gaps in services are identified and resources and action plans are developed through collaboration.

Past and current projects include a child and youth project, an affordable housing study, an information and referral service project, a neighbourhood development study, participation in the Picket Fence Project and the Community Food Mapping Project. The most recent initiative is the Building Community Solutions - Community Profile Snap Shot 2009. Printed copies of the report are available at the City Hall reception counter, the Leisure Centre front counter and for sign-out and return at the Maple Ridge library.