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Social Planning

Social Planning helps the community identify strengths and challenges and determine ways to improve the quality of life for residents in Halton.

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