Social Policy Advisory Committee


  • First Wednesday of every second month at 7:00 pm in the Blaney Room, City Hall, 11995 Haney Place
  • Committee Bylaw

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available upon approval.
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Governed by bylaw, the Social Policy Advisory Committee is uniquely designed to provide a variety of perspectives and a broad based approach to community planning. The committee is made up of representation from:
  • City Council
  • School District No 42
  • Fraser Health
  • Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network
  • Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network
  • Ridge Meadows RCMP
  • A representative of the business community
  • Three community-at-large members
  • One youth (19-25 years) community-at-large member
Social Planning Advisory Committee

About the Committee

The Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) advises Council on matters relating to social planning and the social needs, social well-being and social development of the community. How we plan our cities and neighbourhoods affects the health and well-being of individuals and community in the following ways:
  • Our ability to get around
  • Where and in what type of housing we live
  • What food we have access to
  • Access to income
  • How much and what kind of green space we can play and rest in
  • How safe, connected and included we feel in our neighbourhoods
  • Engagement and sense of belonging

Current Initiatives

ICM Team Presentation to Social Policy Advisory Committee

Catharine Hume, Co-Executive Director of Rain City Housing, made a presentation at the May 3, 2017 Social Policy Advisory Committee meeting. Ms. Hume provided information on the Integrated Case Management (ICM) Team for Maple Ridge.