Tools & Resources
Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.
For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:
- Visit our Rural Portal for resources tailored to small, rural or remote communities.
- Find PlanH Action Guides here.
- Find links to Partner sites here.
- Find access to the latest health data here.
- Watch interviews with local leaders and short videos here.
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
Thanks to innovative planning and multi-sectoral collaboration, the Village of Granisle is a thriving community as well as a vivid demonstration of how age-friendly policies improve health and wellness for community members of all ages.
A version of the Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide adapted to the considerations of rural and remote communities, developed using input from seniors in ten rural and/or remote communities in Canada, including two in British Columbia (Alert Bay and Lumby).
– Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors
The First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health released the first edition of the BC Elders’ Guide. This unique health and lifestyle resource is based on the BC Seniors’ Guide and is specifically designed for First Nations and Aboriginal Elders.
The BC Seniors' Guide includes information and resources on benefits, healthy living, health services, housing, transportation, personal security, finances, and other services. In addition, there is a listing directory at the end of the guide, and questions in each section to consider as older adults plan to remain as healthy and independent as possible as you grow older. We hope the BC Seniors’ Guide will help aging adults find what they are looking for.
– Seniors BC
Provides the history of Youth Week in British Columbia, news articles about youth day events throughout British Columbia, and a list of events by community.
– Youth Week British Columbia
This guide has been created to help communities in British Columbia continue or initiate work on becoming age-friendly. It is primarily aimed at local governments but provides guidance to individuals, community and voluntary organizations, or anyone interested
Describes how to design accessible communities for people with mobility impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and cognitive impairments, all of which occur at a higher rate among older seniors (85+ years of age) than the overall population. Specific design guidelines are provided in recommendations for each type of impairment.
– UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) (2004)
The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation works to improve understanding of issues and opportunities that are of common interest to rural residents across Canada. Their members include rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy makers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders both in Canada and internationally.