Social Sustainability


Social sustainability is about people – it is achieved when basic needs are met and opportunities for enhancing human and community capacity exist. Through policy development and collaboration with community members, non-profit groups, and other levels of government, the Township is working to improve the well-being and quality of life of all its residents. 

Latest News

Township to Prepare a Social Sustainability Strategy

On November 6, Township Council approved the preparation of a Social Sustainability Strategy. Building on the Township’s Sustainability Charter, the Social Sustainability Strategy will help guide the Township’s decisions and resource allocations on social issues over the next ten years. The two-year process to prepare the Strategy will include multiple opportunities for local residents and stakeholders to provide their input and contributions. 

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Ground Broken for the new Langley Youth Resource Centre

On June 20, ground was broken at 20285 – 62 Avenue for the new Langley Youth Resource Centre. A community project inspired by local youth, the Centre is being created by various levels of government, community organizations, partners, and contributors. The facility will feature five beds, provide access to a variety of services and programs, and serve as the new home for the Langley Youth Hub , run by Encompass Support Services Society .

Our Goals and Objectives

The Township’s overall social sustainability goals and objectives are outlined in both the Sustainability Charter and Official Community Plan  .

Current and Ongoing Initiatives

Social Planning

Social planning is a process that helps communities work towards social sustainability. Social planning involves working with community members, non-profit groups, and other levels of government to address issues like housing, public safety, and health and wellness.

Related Links


bc211  (Information on community, government and social services)  

Langley Service Canada Centre  (Access to various federal government services and benefits)


Local Organizations:
Encompass Support Services Society 
Gateway of Hope 
Langley Association for Community Living 
Langley Community Services Society 
Langley Food Bank 
Stepping Stone Community Services Society