Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Online resource for tenants, landlords, and strata councils to promote smoke-free living.
– Smoke-Free Housing BC

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization with a focus on accessibility, community development, income security and social planning.  This link takes you to their Social Inclusion Toolkits and Manuals.

- Social Planning and Research Council of BC

Provides resources about the local government role regarding stormwater management.
­– BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Describes the Strong Start BC early learning program, funded by the Province of BC for children ages birth to five years, at no cost for families. Programs typically run in school facilities, with an up-dated list of programs currently running in British Columbia School Districts available on the website. Includes resources, including administration, reporting, program delivery, and links.
– Province of BC

Tamarack is charity founded in 2001 that develops and supports learning communities to help people collaborate and co-generate knowledge that solves complex community challenges, especially poverty.

Provides information on community economic development, events and learning opportunities, and reports and publications. There is a regional BC/Yukon network.
– The Canadian CED (Community Economic Development) Network

Gives specific information about the benefits of parks and recreation, including the contribution of neighbourhood parks to physical activity and the health benefits of contact with nature.
­– The National Benefits Hub

Provides a network for agencies that need to communicate with the public and develop climate change strategies. Contains many excellent toolkits and resources to help with communication, behaviour change, quick tips, and more.
­– Climate Access – Sharing What Works

– Ministry of Health

Provides links to a vast array of leading-edge Canadian projects in communities, which could inform action in other communities.
– Clean Air Partnership

A variety of research papers and tested resources can be found on this website covering topics from resource towns in transition to rural age friendly needs assessments, communication strategies and youth/seniors inclusion resources.  

-  University of Northern BC, Community Development Institute

Find out what people across the province of British Columbia think about the place they call home.

Vancouver Foundation’s 2016 Vital Signs is their first provincial report, produced in partnership with Community Foundations across British Columbia. The Foundation was curious to learn about any regional differences in citizen experiences, and find ways to support other Community Foundations to collect data about their local communities.

Describes the work of the Vibrant Communities program in 12 communities across Canada (including 3 in British Columbia).
– Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement