Our Story

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The Social Planning Council of Kingston & District (SPC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization and registered charity, that has operated in Kingston since 1930.  Originally known as the Kingston Welfare Council, it became the Social Planning Council of Kingston & District in 1965.  

Throughout its history, the SPC has been concerned with the state of social service needs and for the well being of residents in Kingston and surrounding Counties : Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.  The SPC mandate is to provide leadership to identify the unmet social needs in the Community, to suggest/offer resources to understand the unmet needs, and to empower others to work collaboratively with SPC to seek solutions to these unmet needs. 

The SPC seeks to facilitate, co-ordinate, and advocate for positive change, while bridging the worlds of community members, academic researchers, government policy makers and front-line program operators across all sectors. 

In its quest to address community well being, the SPC has succeeded in compiling an impressive list of Projects which reflect its history of initiating or incubating projects that have enhanced the quality of life of the community it serves.   

A detailed timeline of our activity is available below.

History 2022.pdf