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
Increase social wellness through appropriate and affordable public transportation.
Homeless Population
Develop a program of support for the homeless population in Spruce Grove.
Develop a continuum of housing in Spruce Grove.
Access to Programs and Services
Increase access to social wellness programs, services, and supports.
Family & Domestic Violence
Reduce the levels of domestic violence.
Create and sustain Spruce Grove as an inclusive city.
Community Engagement
Create sustainability through community engagement.
Civic Governance & Admin Practices
Modify city governance and administrative practices to ensure the plan is incorporated.


Examples of Initiatives

1. Homelessness - Winter Emergency Response Plan

The Community of Spruce Grove's Homeless Winter Emergency Response was created in collaboration with community partners. This plan was launched in November 2019.

2. Community Engagement -  Spruce Grove Neighbour Network

Knowing your neighbours is important for creating a safe and connected community. The Neighbour Network supports people interested in strengthening community on their block and will launch in 2020!

3. Inclusivity – New Beginnings Listening Circle

Participants have an opportunity to experience the history of Indigenous people in Canada. A blanket exercise will be held at Spruce Grove Public Library on Friday, Feb. 7 from 1 - 5 p.m. Register by emailing the Spruce Grove Public Library. Space is limited.

4. Domestic Violence – Grant Opportunity

This is a grant opportunity is for up to $30,000 annually for organizations that offer treatment services to offenders, victims, and children exposed to domestic violence.

Applications are now closed for the 2020 grant awards.  Awards will be announced in late 2019.

Contact Us

For more information:
Phone: 780-962-7618