Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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Nutrition information by phone or online.
– Ministry of Health

SPARC BC has produced a series of reports on how communities and private companies have done diversity training, recruitment, and other measures related to diversity and inclusion within their organizations. The cities of Abbotsford and Vancouver are the communities profiled in this series.
–  SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia)

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

'Life Starts Now!' describes dry grad planning from start to finish, incorporating ideas and suggestions for success from previous dry grad organizers, and information on specific BC legislation relevant to dry grad planning.
– BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

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

Northern Health is committed to partnering with local governments across northern BC to support them in working with their unique capacities and strengths as they build healthier communities. Find out who NH is, how they focus their partnerships, what resources and services they provide, and read a case study—Northern Rockies Regional Municipality—showcasing how these partnerships and funding opportunities enhance communities and promote health.

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

Houses in the community of Sayward in Strathcona Regional District.

In early 2019, Campbell River announced a partnership with BC Housing to create 50 units of supportive housing in the City within two years. To members of the Strathcona Community Health Network, the announcement was an achievement resulting from years of efforts to demonstrate the need for adequate and appropriate housing in the region, including the development of an equity-focused Housing Needs Assessment.

Missing middle housing includes housing structures with a density between that of single family homes and mid-rise buildings, such as duplexes, triplexes, and townhouses.

Social well-being is a significant component of overall health and well-being. The homes we live in play a substantial role in shaping our mental and social well-being, and the way we design homes can promote—or impede—social connectedness, inclusion and trust between neighbours.[i][ii] To guide the implementation of their Official Community Plan, the Township of Esquimalt is developing a set of policy guidelines for the design of low-rise multi-family (or “missing middle”) housing, with the aim of enhancing the social well-being of those living in these housing types.