Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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How can sport attract and include more of us to play, volunteer and cheer — and help us feel like we belong? How can sport and recreation help the 35% of Canadians who find it difficult to make new friends?

From healthier and more meaningful lives; safer, more resilient and more inclusive communities; flourishing culture and identity and greater community participation; a greater sense of belonging has an extraordinary capacity to transform our lives and our communities.

Volunteer BC is a provincial non-profit organization that promotes volunteerism and has over 30 volunteer centres throughout the province. Local government staff can encourage local residents to engage in volunteer opportunities within communities by contacting local volunteer centres.
– Vounteer BC

Step by step tools and resources to a healthier life.
­– BC Recreation and Parks Association

A toolkit to support the design of programs to get people walking.
– Healthy Families BC

Describes how to measure a community walking program's success and impact.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association

Provides informational support local government in taking local action on climate change issues and projects, with many complementary resources to help communities be healthy and sustainable. Offers many publication resources that can be downloaded for free.
­– The Partnership for Water Sustainablity in BC

The Town of Smithers’ Newcomers Recreation and Healthy Eating Accessibility Project partnered with community leaders to build a program that promotes social inclusion by creating a safe space to understand the local culture and try new things.

Provides immigrants and newcomers to British Columbia with information on immigrating to, living, and working in the province. A series of guides to everyday life (e.g., manage your money), a service-finding search list, and BC Newcomers’ Guide are among the tools available on the website. Also contains information on the diversity and immigration statistics for communities based on the Statistics Canada Census.
– Province of BC

Provides information on the importance of welcoming communities, the role of local governments and the steps they can take to create welcoming communities, and community examples. A list of resources, tools, and links are also provided within the toolkit.
– Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Free workplace wellness program that offers employers resources and support to create a tobacco-free workplace.
– Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon and Province of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC Initiative

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