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SPCK&D Accomplishments:

Current and Past projects



Kingston Community Profile. The Social Planning Council of Kingston and Area is working with the Queen’s School of Urban and Regional Planning as well as Queen’s GIS lab to produce a community profile of Kingston. The Kingston Community Profile will provide a baseline measurement of Kingston’s quality of life - illustrating the health and well being of our community. The profile will aid in the planning and development of all sectors by providing a source for reliable, detailed, understandable and useful community data. The 2009 report will be the first in a series of reports, published every two to five years.


Kingston Roundtable on Quality of Life


A Room of One’s Own. Brought together people in need of housing and those who could help provide it. It helped to prevent homelessness and extreme poverty, and raised awareness about housing issues.


Capacity Building for the Employment Sector. Provided information to the community about local employment-related resources, enhanced communication and collaboration among employment service providers and provide professional development opportunities and other tools useful to staff working in employment services, adult education and training in the greater Kingston region..


Report Card on Homelessness in Kingston & a Community Plan to Address Homelessness and Housing Issues. A synopsis on the nature and scope of homelessness and an examination of assets and gaps covering housing and shelter services. Used to prioritize housing and shelter needs.


Quality of Life Index. Provided a tool for community development which was used to monitor key indicators of social, health, environment and economic well being in Kingston from 1990 to 1999.


Kingston Youth Shelter Project. Planning, coordination and implementation of the shelter and related employment programming.


Kingston Issues Case Studies. Researched critical issues impacting all Kingston residents: Elder Abuse, Emergency Shelter for Youth, Social Housing.


Community Capacity and Neighbourhood Development. Service providers, students, police and community members learned how to build community capacity in this two-day workshop.


Community Tracking Project. Tracked the impacts of social policy shifts by collecting and analyzing data. Allowed community organizations to plan and implement changes to service delivery by identifying specific service demands, providing data, identifying areas to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

1996, 1997

Priorities Project. Annual report on social and economic trends and issues that relate to social development in the New City of Kingston. Helped service agencies navigate the rapidly changing environment.


Restructuring and Downsizing. Experts in diverse disciplines participated in this rich roundtable discussion.


Our Vision in Focus: The Human Services Planning Exercise (Frontenac)
Community Capacity Building: The New Reality
Community Tracking Pilot Project
Priorities Project: Planning for Reality


Christmas Exchange Food Program


Human Services Planning Forum


Kingston Women's Self-Employment Centre


New Canadian Services (now Kingston and District Immigrant Services - now located at Kingston Community Health Centres)


Children's Services Committee (later the Interagency Council for Children)


Income Tax Service


Volunteer Bureau (now Volunteer Kingston)


Information and Referral Centre (now Volunteer Kingston)


Meals on Wheels


Campers Exchange (later the Whig-Standard Camp Fund) 




Event Calendar
A listing of events of interest.

News Items
Recent news items of interest.