Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) is a collaborative approach to building on the capacities of rural, remote and Northern British Columbian communities. LIRN BC can bring trainers and facilitators to your community to deliver a learning event for residents. Visit their website for information on applying for support.

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

In rural BC, it has been reported that the ‘boom and bust’ cycles of natural resource extraction development have been a significant factor in shaping the health inequities that are observed and experienced throughout the province. Accordingly, there is a strong desire to better assess and respond to the impacts of resource extraction and development on the social determinants of health (SDOH). This document seeks to assist local efforts by industry and other stakeholders in incorporating SDOH into managing and monitoring the impacts of natural resource extraction and development.

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