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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 Heather Evans 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 6 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 Tina Parbhakar (Chair)
Kate Galicz (Vice Chair)
Etienne Normandin-Poitras
Anna Boltenko
Raashi Ahluwalia
June Maynard
Martyna Purchla
Jasreen Janjua
Jolene Kennett
Councillor Councillor A. Girard
Day 4th Wed
Time 6:00 pm
Notes Term ends Jan 31st
Committee Clerk
Staff Representative
Edytha Barker, Committee Clerk
Heather Evans, Community Planner
Phone 604-983-7357
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