The Social Planning Council takes a wholistic approach to community development by integrating research, planning, and community building.
Our research work is an integral part of our social planning and community building work. Through research, we identify our community's needs and resources, and equipped with knowledge of our strengths and weaknesses, we partner with community agencies, residents, and city insitutions to plan for a fitting solution.
The activities of the Social Planning Council include (see our current activities)
- Identifying the needs and resources of Ottawa residents through research that matters;
- Designing solutions to identified problems through community and social planning.
- Supporting community agencies through the provision of information and technical assistance;
- Providing leadership in the mobilization of community resources to respond to pressing social needs.