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

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

The purpose of this document is to present the evidence on associations between agriculture and health.The relationship between agriculture and human health in British Columbia (BC) is complex and multifaceted. The availability of healthy food is an important determinant of health, but only one of many connections between agriculture and health. Agriculture influences food choices and healthy eating patterns, and impacts a variety of social, environmental and economic determinants of health.

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