Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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This document has been prepared for use by local governments, the development community, landowners and environmental organizations as a comprehensive guide to maintaining environmental values during the development of urban and rural lands.

It sets out the program priorities of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, and other provincial and federal agencies, promoting ways to retain and create environmental function and resilience as communities grow.

Describes the steps necessary for local governments to hold festivals and special events and some of the considerations for holding events.
– Recreation Canada, Leisure Information Network

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