The City's Role in Community Social Planning
The City of Prince George works with partner organisations and agencies to ensure residents are housed, physically active, safe, socially connected, proud of their community, and able to access services that foster their well-being. The City brings various services and infrastructure, related policies, and advocacy to its partnerships in an effort to realise its goals for the people of PG.
Prince George's Social Development Strategy
In 2010, an integrated community sustainability plan for Prince George, branded myPG, was completed to help Prince George realize a sustainable and prosperous future. myPG captures the results of extensive public and stakeholder engagement that created a vision of the long-term future of Prince George and outlines what the community needs to do to achieve that vision.
At the beginning of its term, Council considers how the City of Prince George can contribute to the vision and establishes priorities in four areas including: Social Development; Environment; Economic Development and; City Government.
The myPG Social Development Strategy includes seven broad goals. Achieving these goals depends on the collaborative and progressive contribution of many sectors and partners. The City of Prince George is committed to fulfilling the role of local government in relation to these goals. This commitment prompted Council's establishment of a Select Committee on a Healthy City Framework in late 2016-2017. The Select Committee, with its diverse membership, was asked to advise Council how the City might best contribute to the achievement of myPG Social Development goals. Its recommendations are captured in the Social Development Strategy Recommendations 2018 report.
MyPG Social Development Goals
Affordable, Accessible Housing
Prince George has eliminated homelessness and offers all of its citizens accessible, affordable, and safe housing.
Clear Identify and Pride
Citizens of Prince George share a clear identity that the community can be proud of with a strong downtown and connections to its rivers and natural surroundings.
Citizens can enjoy a rich cultural life with more events, facilities, education, and community involvement in the arts.
Equity and Inclusion
People of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels can access services that help to meet their needs and improve their quality of life.
Health and Wellness
Prince George is a community that encourages and supports health and wellness.
Prince George is a community where all citizens feel safe.
Supportive and Engaged Community with Strong Neighbourhoods
Prince George is a friendly and engaged community with strong social connections that recognises, celebrates, and protects neighbourhood identities.