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Social Planning Advisory Committee

The City of North Vancouver Social Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) was established in 1991 with the purpose of advising City Council on broad social, cultural and ethnic concerns that affect residents of the City. The SPAC also makes recommendations to City Council regarding the planning and development of municipal strategies to meet community social needs.

What does this committee do?

Guided by the City’s Social Plan, this Committee:

  • reviews applications for community grants
  • makes recommendations to City Council on the disbursement of grant monies
  • advises City staff and Council on community social needs, implications, policies etc.

How often does the committee meet? Once a month, currently meeting online.

Applications to serve on the SPAC are always welcome.

Contact Cristina Rucci at 604-982-3993 for further information about the committee.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the City Clerk's department at 604-985-7761.

Purpose: To advise on broad social, cultural and ethnic concerns that affect residents of the City and recommend on matters concerning the planning and development of municipal strategies to meet community social needs.

Terms of Office: Nine members serve two-year terms to a maximum of six years concluding January 31st.

For more background please review the SPAC 2017 Annual Report & 2018 Work Plan.

Committee Meetings


Committee and Appointees, Meeting Schedule

Committee Social Planning Advisory Committee
Members Etienne Normandin-Poitras (Chair)
Kate Galicz (Vice Chair)
Anna Boltenko
Catherine Kingfisher
June Maynard
Martyna Purchla
Raashi Ahluwalia
Timothy Hinkson
Tina Parbhakar
Councillor Councillor A. Girard
Day Fourth Wednesday
Time 6:00 pm
Notes Term ends January 31st
Committee Clerk
Staff Representative
Edytha Barker, Committee Clerk
Cristina Rucci, Community Planner
Phone 604-983-7357
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