Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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

Three self-paced e-courses on delivering recreation programs to vulnerable populations, and the links between social inclusion, recreation, and engaging the "hard to reach" in parks and recreation opportunities.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association

Outlines issues and discusses approaches to environmental health issues and climate change.
­– Public Health Agency of Canada

Provides resources, research and case studies about Climate Change and Infrastructure, school ground greening, urban naturalization
­– Evergreen Canada

FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food systems in BC. A resource for community projects around access and protection of foodlands; supporting local growers and producers; and celebrating of local food.

- Farm Folk City Folk

Provides links to fact sheets and the Environmental Health Program in First Nations communities
­– Health Canada

This fact sheet from the Full Frame Initiative describes why social connectedness is important, its health implications and provides related terms and definitions.



Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance working  to advance food security and food sovereignty through three goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. Their resources cover health, food justice, business, school programs including a Northern/Remote section.

- Food Secure Canada

This article by Therese Mickelson looks at the mix of factors that affect local food production and supply in BC, challenges to shifting towards reinstating historic farmland and encouraging local food production, and how local governments can support and promote community food security. 


Includes links to BC case studies for funded projects, reports, webinars, best practices, etc.
­– Federation of Canadian Municipalities

A toolkit for building sociability through multi-family housing

The way we design multi-family housing can make or break social connections and trust. We’ve gathered evidence from psychology, neuroscience, public health and other fields to identify how design influences sociability in multi-family housing.

Use this visual toolkit to identify evidence-based principles, strategies and actions to boost social connections in multi-family housing.

Identifies the risks posed by top-of-mind climate change issues and identifies opportunities for sustainable adaptation. 
­– ACT – Adaptation to Climate Change Team

New resources on the healthy built environment are now available! 

The collection is harvested from a series of learning opportunities for health professionals on the healthy built environment that took place between 2015 and 2016. The learning events were initiated by the Healthy Built Environment Alliance, funded by the Real Estate Foundation,and supported by the PlanH program as well as all of BC’s health authorities.

Provides proceedings and presentations from 2011 international conference in Vancouver.
­– Healthy by Nature

This is a two-year project within Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses that will develop local capacity at BC’s campuses and a provincial support infrastructure towards changing the culture of substance use, including alcohol.
– University of Victoria - Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research