Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.
For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:
- Visit our Rural Portal for resources tailored to small, rural or remote communities.
- Find PlanH Action Guides here.
- Find Publications here.
- Find access to the Latest Health Data here.
- Watch interviews with local leaders and short Videos here.
This tool kit is intended for use in rural communities. Municipalities, including planners, health authority staff, and elected officials are the intended audience, although the tool kit will also help other interested community members advocate for healthier communities and populations. Overall, this tool kit is meant for those interested in how the built environment and local development impacts health.
Open Space (Technology) is a simple way to run productive meetings for five to 2000 people and a powerful approach to self-directed leadership and engagement in any organization or community setting.
- Open Space World
Contains information on the living wage, a living wage calculator, videos, and fact sheets about the living wage and public policy information.
– First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Provides information on numerous topics related to Aboriginal Peoples including social programs, employment, and arts and culture. First Nation Community Profiles containing census information and administrative statistics are available, as are a variety of publications.
– Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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
Provides information on reporting, specialized studies, plans, and resident engagement.
– Metro Vancouver
There are many adverse affects from poor air quality that influence both human and environment health. Understanding these implications is vital if we want to improve community wellbeing. One way to learn is through real time online air monitoring data. Purple Air is one online source that uses a new generation of laser particle counters to provide data which helps to understand causes and impacts.
Provides workshop materials, presentations, and program book.
– National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
Includes information about the benefits of healthy air, resources, and air quality advisories
– Province of BC
Provides links to a comprehensive array of air quality standards, examples, guides, educational tools, measurement tools, explanation about regulatory frameworks, and more.
– Province of BC
Contains news, best practices, resources, and practical advice to help communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement Climate Action Charter commitments. Supports integrated planning and healthy communities.
– Green Communities Committee (with representatives from the Province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities) and Smart Planning for Communities, a program of the Fraser Basin Council
Links to other topics, including BC Climate Action policies and programs. The Climate Leadership Plan will ultimately outline actions to reduce emissions while supporting our growing economy.
– BC Climate Leadership Plan
The B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit is an easily-accessible and electronically-searchable knowledge source about road safety designs and strategies that local governments can implement to improve road safety outcomes.
The Food Security Gateway is a one-stop resource for food security practitioners and others in BC who want to make healthy eating the easy choice and build food-secure communities. The Gateway provides information and links to projects, initiatives and organizations in BC as well as publications, tools, guides, news and events – so that you, too, can contribute to building a healthy BC.
–Provincial Health Services Authority and the Public Health Association of BC