Social planning is a PROCESS that helps communities identify strengths and weaknesses and determine ways to improve the quality of life in the community.
Social Planning Activities of Community Development Halton
- Social Research
Undertake independent research on social trends, needs and issues relevant to a variety of constituencies in their communities.
- Community Development
Facilitate and support positive change in partnership with community groups and individuals.
- Systems Planning
Provide planning that ranges from definition of service needs to coordination and evaluation of program and service delivery.
- Policy Analysis & Collaboration
Provide community focal point for mobilizing those groups most affected by issues into working and problem solving partnerships, information networks and action coalitions.
- Policy Analysis & Development
Provide access to both professional and voluntary expertise on a wide range of social, economic and cultural issues enables us to provide sophisticated policy analysis and research-based proposals to public policy-makers at the local, provincial and federal levels.
- Convening & Facilitating
Provide a non-threatening “meeting place” for discussion and resolution of difficult community issues. Facilitate the building of community consensus on issues and/or shared actions.
- Community Awareness & Education
Promote broader and deeper community understanding on social development issues which affect certain groups or the general quality of community life.
- Advocacy & Social Action
Serve as a catalyst for change. Advance the interests of marginalized sectors of the community by advocating specific policy positions to government.
Further description of Community-Based Social Planning. Developed by the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO)
Community Data Program
The Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH) Publications