Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Course series provides modules on climate science basics.
– Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

 BC Co-Op Housing website offers education and information about co-op housing and their membership benefits such as governance support and shared services which may be particularly useful in isolated rural communities.  

- Co-op Housing Federation of BC

Cobble Hill Village had the intention of responding to the results of an Age-Friendly Community Project study by creating a mixed-use development that included affordable housing, but were soon informed by seniors included in the study that this was not necessarily what the Cobble Hill seniors wanted or needed.

The Rural Development Institute (RDI), at Selkirk College, is a regional research centre with a mandate to support decision-making by Columbia Basin-Boundary communities through the provision of information, applied research and outreach and extension support.

Seeks to create a climate of mutual respect and understanding between community groups and local governments by presenting Healthy Communities experiences from both the municipal and community group perspectives.

– Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

A free one-page graphic representation of four phases of community development that measures community readiness.

– Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL)

­Provides tools for local governments to engage residents in assessing needs and priorities to make housing and surrounding facilities universally accessible.
– Spinal Cord Injury BC

This website provides an overview of the Ontario Healthy Communities approach to community capacity building and links to further resources.

– Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 

The Community Co-operative Model was developed in the Muskoka District of Ontario to support “formal organizing and advocacy across communities in rural regions. This model recognizes the unique value and challenges of rural towns, and the role of community strengths in addressing economic and social well-being.

- Phyllis Winnington Ingram 

This resource provides a variety of information from provincial, national and international sources on the topic of community development and community capacity building. 

– Health Promotion Clearinghouse