Social Sustainability Plan

Social Sustainability Plan

Social Sustainability is about making sure we can meet the needs of residents today as well as into the future by fostering healthy communities. It also means that social wellbeing is balanced with economic and environmental considerations.

As the City of Spruce Grove grows we need to take proactive steps to ensure it continues to be a great place to live, work and play.

The City of Spruce Grove's Social Sustainability Plan was presented to Council in 2016. This plan provides a blueprint to address the social needs that currently exist and builds resiliency as our community changes. 

The Social Sustainability Plan identifies 8 key areas for action:

  • Public Transportation
  • Homeless Population
  • Housing
  • Access to Programs and Services
  • Family & Domestic Violence
  • Inclusivity
  • Community Engagement
  • Civic Governance & Admin Practices

Examples of Initiatives

  1. Homelessness - Winter Emergency Response Plan

The Winter Emergency Response will be in effect from November 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021.  The full detailed plan will be available on October 30, 2020. 

  1. Inclusion – Measuring Municipal Inclusion

The City of Spruce Grove was awarded the Measuring Municipal Grant through AUMA to support fostering a culture of inclusion within the organization. This project will be finished and a public report will be available late 2021.

  1. Access to Programs and Services - Grant Opportunities

Posted as available.  Please visit often for updates or contact 

2020 Community Recovery Grant recipients

  • CommunityAIM Empowering Citizens With Disabilities Society
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Change Health Alberta

2021 Domestic Violence Grant recipients

  • Parkland Turning Points Society
  • The Today Family Violence Help Centre
  • Edmonton Violence Prevention Centre


Community Social Development
Social Planning
E-mail: Social Planning
Phone: 780-962-7583