Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Provides examples of community processes and current practice and advice about active transportation planning for a transportation planner audience.
– Transport Canada (Environmental Initiatives Group)

Developed by local governments under the Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT) program. (program currently closed)

Succinct fact sheet based on a review of recent evidence in Canada.
– Canadian Institute of Planners

CAPE (Canadian Association for Physicians for the Environment) has released a new toolkit to help health professionals become advocates of active transportation and transit with their patients and in their communities.

The toolkit is designed with five stand-alone modules so people can focus on the ones of most interest to them.

A guide on how to incorporate accessibility strategies into Official Community Plans (OCPs).

– Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development

Provides information on how communities and businesses can become age-friendly, and summaries of age-friendly community action examples in Revelstoke, Saanich, and West Vancouver.
– Province of BC

Designed to bring together all those interested in age-friendly communities in Canada. Sections on new knowledge, networks, research, policy and practice.
– Age-Friendly Communities Canada Hub

A new publication by the Public Health Agency of Canada is a fantastic tool to help build and evalute age-friendly healthy built environments. 

Find it here

Thanks to innovative planning and multi-sectoral collaboration, the Village of Granisle is a thriving community as well as a vivid demonstration of how age-friendly policies improve health and wellness for community members of all ages.

A version of the Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide adapted to the considerations of rural and remote communities, developed using input from seniors in ten rural and/or remote communities in Canada, including two in British Columbia (Alert Bay and Lumby).
– Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors

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