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.
The Healthy Built Environment Alliance (HBEA) is a voluntary alliance of organizations from a wide variety of sectors across BC which provides leadership and action for healthier, more livable communities. The purpose of HBEA is to:
Monthly in-store campaigns raise awareness of the risks of alcohol, topics include alcohol and pregnancy, and Get Home Safe programs, which give beer and wine festival organizers the opportunity to distribute free public transit tickets to festival patrons.
– BC Liquor Stores
BCNPHA and registry offers a variety of programs and services to non-profit housing societies to support and strengthen the capacity of the sector, from group insurance and property management, to energy efficiency and capital planning.
- BC Non-Profit Housing Association
Contains studies, supports to local governments, a benefits catalogue, and information about partners.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association
The BC Rural Network was formed in 2004 to enhance the capacity of rural British Columbia to develop responses to rural and remote community issues. Their searchable resources pages include reports and tools on a wide range of topics from health to transportation and economic development.
- BC Rural Network
Helps individuals to stop smoking or using other tobacco products by assisting with the cost of smoking cessation aids.
– Ministry of Health
Provides the history of Youth Week in British Columbia, news articles about youth day events throughout British Columbia, and a list of events by community.
– Youth Week British Columbia
Communities across BC are motivated to promote cycling as a mode of transportation.
The motivations for these changes are multifaceted. At the municipal level, they include the impossibility of managing traffic congestion via increased roadways, green city strategies aimed at reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases, and a recognition that the vitality of cities is better promoted by people who are not enclosed in vehicles, but walking, cycling, and interacting with each other.
This website includes resources that provide opportunities for students to explore local government in the contexts of their own community and other communities; based on a fundamental assumption that students should be involved in decision making and encouraged to consider ways that they can be active, participatory, and engaged citizens.
– Alberta Municipal Affairs
The Urban Land Institute's Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment outlines evidence-supported opportunities for enhancing health outcomes in real estate developments.
Developers, owners, property managers, designers, investors, and others involved in real estate decision making can use the report’s recommendations and strategies to create places that contribute to healthier people and communities, and to enhance and preserve value by meeting growing desires for health-promoting places.
The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods program increases the capacity of citizens to organize initiatives that build stronger relationships, improve local economies and increase self-reliance within their communities. Building Resilient Neighbourhoods is a collaborative initiative hosted by BC Healthy Communities.
Provides resources on how communities can join up thinking and practice to meet both climate change and health objectives.
– BC Healthy Communities
– BC Recreation and Parks Association
Guidelines and resources for the physical activity needs for all family members. Includes links to promote healthy living.
– Healthy Families BC
CMHC offers numerous resources about building and design, green building, affordable and accessible housing development.
- Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation