The Social Planning Advisory Committee has been supporting the work of the Community Network to engage the business community. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation and the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows / Katzie Community Network began working together to build momentum for a new way of giving where no gift is too small and it is recognized that each contribution has the power to transform the life of both the recipient and the donor. This synergy is both a catalyst for change and a foundation for new connections and opportunities. The Community Chest will offer support to individuals and families that are in need of 'one time" assistance strengthening their capacity to respond and react to change.
Social Sustainability Strategic Plan
As the United Nations defined in the landmark 1987 Brundtland Report, "sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." To ensure that the needs of our current and future citizens are met, the Social Planning Adviser Committee will be embarking on Social Sustainability Strategic Plan. This plan will provide a vision of sustainability and a number of key indicators and benchmarks indicating the health and well-being of the community