Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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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

This Fact Sheet offers evidence-informed principles to support health equity through interventions in the built environment. It is based on a scoping review titled Working with local governments to support health equity through the built environment, which examines 16 review articles and 37 Canadian empirical studies published on health equity and the built environment since 2010, and is supplemented with additional literature related to local government intervention options.

CARBC has produced a number of resources to support local governments to tackle problem drinking and promote a culture of moderation.
– University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research BC