Social planning

Social planning
Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation. Social Planning canterbury bankstown Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation.  

Social Planning Workshops Overview

 

These workshops provide the community service sector an opportunity to network as well as share trends, issues and opportunities they see in the community. Outcomes from these workshops help shape the broad strategies, objectives and actions in Council policies and plans. They also set the priorities for the community grant program and guide the work of the sector networks.  

These workshops are for workers from government and non-government community organisations only. 

Social Planning Workshops 2023

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! 
Register your spot today for the 2023 Canterbury-Bankstown Social Planning Workshops. 

See our workshop overviews to help you decide which sessions to register for. 

Day 1 – Tuesday 28 February 2023 at Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown

Day   2 – Wednesday 1 March 2023 at Canterbury League Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore
Check in: 9am
Event Start: 9.30am
Event Close: 3.30pm
Registrations are essential and close Monday 13 February 2023. ​​

Register Now


Day 1

​Breakout session One 
​Breakout session Two 
​First Nations 
or 
Positive Ageing 
​CALD 
or 
LGBTIQA+


Day 2

​Breakout session One 
​Breakout session Two 
​Youth 
or
Disability 
​Children and Families 
or
Community Safety and Crime Prevention​


Social Planning Process

Our social planning process at Council consists of three related activities:

1. Need Assessment

This includes the production of Demographic and Social Profiles and the regular provision of reports and information on emerging needs and opportunities.

2. Policy Development

Our social policy documents outline our objectives and broad strategies in each of the following policy areas: Aged, Youth, Disability, Multiculturalism and Community Development. The Branch also reports to Council on emerging issues and drafts policy advice on specific matters of concern to the community and Council. New policy areas are also developed in emerging areas like community protection and community information.

3. ​Planning and Policy Implementation

Strategic plans are developed and implemented in consultation with Community Reference groups to enhance program performance and ensure the relevance of strategies to the community. Community Development staff also support community and corporate programs which impact on our social policy objectives, for example ​Community management, the Community Grants and Event Sponsorship Program and social impact assessment.