Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

This guide is for local governments of rural and urban communities across British Columbia who want to create active, healthy and thriving places for all people. 

Provides examples of community processes and current practice and advice about active transportation planning for a transportation planner audience.
– Transport Canada (Environmental Initiatives Group)

Developed by local governments under the Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT) program. (program currently closed)

Succinct fact sheet based on a review of recent evidence in Canada.
– Canadian Institute of Planners

CAPE (Canadian Association for Physicians for the Environment) has released a new toolkit to help health professionals become advocates of active transportation and transit with their patients and in their communities.

The toolkit is designed with five stand-alone modules so people can focus on the ones of most interest to them.

A guide on how to incorporate accessibility strategies into Official Community Plans (OCPs).

– Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development

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

A new publication by the Public Health Agency of Canada is a fantastic tool to help build and evalute age-friendly healthy built environments. 

Find it here

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.

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