Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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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

Describes projects that can be funded through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), which makes investments in the economy for Western Canada.
– Western Economic Diversification Canada

Describes themes from literature reviews and interviews with practitioners, and observations and challenges for each of the themes.
– Australia Research Alliance for Children & Youth

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

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors that can influence personal health such as accessible food and air quality. 

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