Provides healthy community design resources and links that have been developed through the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative.
– Healthy Canada by Design
Social cohesion is (the level of belonging and connectedness in a community) is a major indicator of community health. This resource gives examples of policy action local governments can take to increase rates of social cohesion.
A toolkit to support the design of programs to get people walking.
– Healthy Families BC
Describes how to measure a community walking program's success and impact.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association
Provides information on the importance of welcoming communities, the role of local governments and the steps they can take to create welcoming communities, and community examples. A list of resources, tools, and links are also provided within the toolkit.
– Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Take a look at the Vancouver Foundation's 2017 report "Connect and Engage" outlining current community perspectives on connections and engagement in Metro Vancouver neighborhoods.
Describes themes from literature reviews and interviews with practitioners, and observations and challenges for each of the themes.
– Australia Research Alliance for Children & Youth
Succinct fact sheet based on a review of recent evidence in Canada.
– Canadian Institute of Planners
This is a short primer on social enterprise with illustrated examples from across BC. Social enterprise is introduced as a tool to address community challenges in employment, culture, environment, healthcare and poverty.
- Enterprising Non-Profits BC
First in a series of BC Food Security Gateway stories addressing the widespread food insecurity and poverty plaguing BC
Outlines links between health and housing in the US.
– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Provides information on anti-racism policies, outreach, hiring and supporting multicultural staff, and successful multicultural community development.
– Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) and Community Partnerships and Development Services (CPDS)
This toolkit is a user-friendly resource that was designed to support staff and community partners in building youth engagement practices and finding ways to make young people genuine partners in their work.
– BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and University of Victoria
Engaging youth in conversations and decision-making has many documented benefits to both organizations and youth themselves. This guide, developed by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, offers tips and guidance for engaging youth ages 15–30 to ensure their voices are at the table.