Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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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.

Less than 3 years after the development of a strategy to improve food security, The Town of Oliver has commenced Oliver Edible Pathways, its first project directly from the Food Secure Oliver Plan. Recognizing the importance of demonstrating the project’s impact for the community, the project group teamed up with BC Healthy Communities to evaluate the project, allowing them to show the success of their work. 

After receiving a three-year Community Food Action Initiative grant from Interior Health in 2016, the community put some of its own municipal budget behind the initiative, and began developing the Food Secure Oliver Plan.

Provides resources, research and case studies about Climate Change and Infrastructure, school ground greening, urban naturalization
­– Evergreen Canada

A guide for local governments describing how community policy influences active living.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association

A parks and recreation toolkit describing how to remove barriers and create opportunities for people on low incomes.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association

Provides resources on social inclusion and belonging, and exercises that can help in building a sense of belonging and welcoming.
– SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) and BC Recreation and Parks Association (2006)

Examines the issues related to food security and the role that healthy access to food plays in helping to alleviate conditions of poverty and low income.
– Population Health and Wellness, BC Ministry of Health

The toolkit was designed to support (in particular smaller) towns in the UK and Ireland to prepare for change.  The compass model helps communities assess and then make plans to strengthen four aspects of resilience: healthy, engaged people; inclusive, creative culture; cross community links and a localized economy.

- Fiery Spirits Community of Practice, Carnegie UK Trust 

Offers guides to assist recreation and park departments with upgrades, maintenance, and replacement of existing facilities.
– BC Recreation and Parks Association