Publications

Drawing on data from Statistic Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey, the report finds over one in ten B.C. households struggling to put food on the table in 2011-12. Families with children under the age of 18 were at an even greater risk of food insecurity, with one in six B.C. children living in a food insecure household.

An Action Framework for Public Institutions—Health Authorities, Educational Institutions, Childcare Facilities and Local Governments
– Provincial Health Services Authority

This toolkit consists of a series of self-guided steps designed to ensure that Port Moody staff and council are able to determine the potential impact of a community development or issue and are able to identify the level and type of engagement that is most appropriate for the particular development or issue in question.

– City of Port Moody 

Explains the process for valuation of greenspace.
– Kathleen Wolf

The City of Nanaimo plan for reducing social isolation through interventon programs as part of the City's age-friendly initiative.

– City of Nanaimo

Provides factors that are critical to successful relationships between local governments and First Nations, including some success stories.
– Provincial/Territorial Senior Officials of Local Government Committee

This study includes a literature review and approach that may be useful for other rural regions that are asking themselves "How can we get there (accessible affordable transportation for all) from here"?

- Alberni Clayoquot Regional District

Summary of lessons learned in BC, providing inspiration and ideas for how to put the idea of healthy transportation plans into practice. Transferrable ideas for communities of many sizes, contexts, and types.
– Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT)

This paper will speak to health professionals and policy makers interested in a downstream or prevention approach to health and for whom health is more than the absence of disease; it is "the harmonious integration of mind and body within a responsive community."

- Arizona Health Futures 

The Resilient Streets Toolkit includes information about resilience, different types of practical actions that small groups can take, examples of successful projects that people have done in their buildings or on their streets, information about supports that can be offered to groups, and loads of links to useful resources.

Describes the steps and actions needed to develop and implement local community economic development strategies in smaller rural communities.
– Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

This publication documents research around eleven  models of regional food aggregation and distribution in Wisconsin as a support for farmer and supply chain start-up planning.  Authors:  Lindsey Day-Farnsworth, Brent McCown, Michelle Miller, Anne Pfeiffer for UW-Extension Ag Innovation Center, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

- University of Wisconsin Extension Ag Innovation Center and Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

The presence of caring relationships in schools — the heart of school connectedness — is increasingly recognized as a vital
component of successful schools. The research is strong and consistent; students who feel connected to school do better
academically and are healthier.

Find out more on the connectedness and impacts on learning, health and  wellbeing with strategies for improving school connectedness.

– Healthy Schools BC

This toolkit is intended to help City of New Westminster staff when they engage seniors in municipal planning and development processes. Increased and more effective engagement will ensure seniors’ viewpoints are addressed and community solutions are responsive to their diverse and changing needs.

The toolkit was developed with input from a working group that included seniors from a variety of community organizations.

– City of New Westminster

Offers examples of active transportation plans and design checklists.
– Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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