Business Items    Item #:   4. a.            
Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 01/15/2018  
Title: Social Sustainability and Cultural Master Plans – Update - Wolanski
Department: Community & Protective Services
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Request for Decision Summary
Brent Oliver, Director Cultural Services and Janine Peter, Director FCSS & Social Planning will provide an overview and status update of the Social Sustainability and Cultural Master Plans for the City of Spruce Grove.

Proposed Motion
That the 2017 overview and status update report of the Social Sustainability and Cultural Master Plans be received as information.
Background/Analysis

Social Sustainability Plan
Social Sustainability focuses on high-level linkages between social, economic, and environmental factors that overlap to achieve long-term prosperity and continued quality of life for present and future residents. In 2016 the City of Spruce Grove Social Sustainability Plan was completed to ensure the social needs of residents are included within the City's strategic, corporate, and community planning frameworks as the City continues to experience rapid growth and changing social trends.

Cultural Master Plan
Also completed in 2016, the Cultural Master Plan is a roadmap for arts, cultural and heritage programs and initiatives that will continue to enable the development of services to meet the needs and demands of the growing population, identify existing business opportunities, and help prepare for future growth.

The Plans include components that overlap and support each other in strengthening a socially sustainable community now and into the future.
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
Successful implementation of the Plans will involve extensive, purposeful, and ongoing community engagement and capacity building practices.
Implementation/Communication
Council will receive formal updates on the status of the Social Sustainability and Cultural Master Plans every two years.
Impacts
Ongoing implementation of the Plans will recognize social diversity and support prosperity for all residents.

Attachments-Y
Social Sustainability and Cultural Master Plan Presentation