Social Development

What is Social Development?

Social Planning/Social Development focuses on people, community and the factors that influence quality of life. Social Planning/Development differs from urban planning in that urban planning has a focus on land use, buildings and streets.

In Mission, Social Planning/Development involves working with a Municipally appointed Social Development Commission and its related working groups to effect positive change, education and awareness in the community. Social Planning/Development also involves working with a variety of community groups and needs, building and encouraging community cooperation and providing support to community groups working towards social issues and community development. The terms Social Planning, Social Development and Community Development are often interchangeable, the District of Mission uses the term Social Development to encompass them all.

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Terms of Reference: Social Development Commission Terms of Reference

Information Feedback Loop: Mission Social Development Information Feedback Loop

Timeline: Social Development Timeline

Check out Fetch – Mission’s community resource guide for everything involving community health.


Manager of Social Development Kirsten Hargreaves 604-820-3752