Township of Langley

Thriving or Surviving: What is a socially sustainable community?
March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Langley Events Centre (Banquet Hall)
7888 - 200 Street

Thriving or Surviving: What is a socially sustainable community?The Township of Langley is an exceptional place to live, work, learn and play, but not everyone in our community is thriving.  Social issues like homelessness, substance abuse, and poverty are not just big city challenges.Join us for a panel discussion to kick off the preparation of the Township’s Social Sustainability Strategy. Panelists will share insights on what it takes to create a vibrant, inclusive community in which everyone can thrive.Discussion panelists include:

  • Frances Bula – Journalist with The Globe and Mail and urban affairs blogger
  • Jill Zacharias – Social Development Coordinator at the City of Revelstoke
  • Meg Holden – Associate professor of Urban Studies and Geography at Simon Fraser University
  • Mary Ellen Schaafsma – Director of Social Innovation and Research at the United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Stephen D’Souza – Executive Director of Burnaby Community Services

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