Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

– Coalition Linking Action and Science for Prevention

A listing of healthy eating and food security programs, services, and resources.
– Ministry of Health

The latest international research on the health benefits of human contact with the nature.
– Healthy Parks Healthy People

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.

Provides contacts and links for many programs and partnerships about children’s travel to school in healthy, sustainable, and safe modes.

Contains a list of events held in BC each year by event type.
– Destination BC

Provides information and examples of various cultural events that occur in British Columbia.
– Destination BC

Over the last century, cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people?

This CBC video is a full report by Chris Brown on how creative urban design and more walkable neighbourhoods can improve the health of the overall population and reduce healthcare costs.

HASTe was a hub for groups taking action on reducing school transportation emissions, linking active living with green living. HASTe shut down in 2020, but many of its resources are still available through the archived version of its website.

Provides case studies from communities all over the word that are working toward a multi-sectoral definition of sustainability.
­– ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives)

Contains the 2012 Child Poverty Report Card, as well as media articles, policy reports, and other items related to child poverty.
– First Call BC

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is the preeminent international organization advancing the practice of public participation. It advocates on behalf of members and is building an international reputation for the public participation practice. It supports international research and offers professional development training and services. 


Want to know a bit more about what the Kaslo Food Security Project? At the Food Forum in Kaslo on April 12, 2014, Aimee Watson gave a presentation on the history of the project including information on the Kalso Food Charter. You can watch the video of her presentation here. The power point presentation she used is available here as a pdf

Check out the great resources from the PlanH Enhancing Social Connectedness for Healthier Communities webinar on June 22, 2015.

Provides information directly relevant to local governments and water managers. BC's water plan sets the direction for changes to water management and water use.
­– Province of BC