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The Capital Regional District (CRD) Community Map is designed to support health and wellbeing in the capital region by allowing users to visualize where diverse populations are living and what their proximity is to community resources and affordable transportation options. 

Users can select the data that most interests them and then add transportation and community places on top.

Describes the Child and Youth Friendly Communities initiative. Contains three toolkits (Making Space for Children: Rethinking and Re-creating Children’s Play Environments; Aboriginal Child Friendly Communities Toolkit: Inclusion of the Early Years; Making Your Community More Child and Friendly Youth: Focusing on the Early Years).
– Society for Children and Youth of BC

This online toolkit is designed to help local governments develop emissions reduction programs.
– Clean Air BC

Provides a wealth of case studies, information and action recommendations for local governments wanting to reduce corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions.
­– Province of BC

Summarizes federal government projects and initiatives to increase understanding, research, and knowledge about climate change, and includes a project on adapting to extreme heat.
­– Health Canada

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

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.

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

– Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 

Includes guides, toolkits, lists of programs, an interactive game, and other resources related to community economic development.
– Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education

A post on the Standford School of Medicine's Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education website by Dr, Emma Seppala describes how social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being. An excerpt from the post and link to a detailed infographic follows:

Describes projects about connections and engagement, including a series of mini-reports and a full report from a survey of Metro Vancouver residents.
– Vancouver Foundation

This study examined the association between bicyclists’ injuries and the cycling environment (e.g., route types, intersection types). The study took place in Toronto and Vancouver between May 2008 and November 2009. The participants were adults injured while bicycling and treated at hospital emergency departments. Five hospitals recruited participants, 690 in total.

Summary of results

UBC researchers used an Opinion Survey to determine which route types and what other factors motivate or deter cycling. The survey used a web or mailed questionnaire to ask 1,402 adults in Metro Vancouver (Canada) about 16 routes types and 73 other factors that might influence their likelihood of cycling. The survey was a sub-study of a larger telephone survey of 2,149 adults. It included demographic information and was used for the Mapping Cycling analysis.

Nutrition information by phone or online.
– Ministry of Health