Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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

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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.

A version of the Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide adapted to the considerations of rural and remote communities, developed using input from seniors in ten rural and/or remote communities in Canada, including two in British Columbia (Alert Bay and Lumby).
– Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors

The purpose of this document is to present the evidence on associations between agriculture and health.The relationship between agriculture and human health in British Columbia (BC) is complex and multifaceted. The availability of healthy food is an important determinant of health, but only one of many connections between agriculture and health. Agriculture influences food choices and healthy eating patterns, and impacts a variety of social, environmental and economic determinants of health.

Provides information on reporting, specialized studies, plans, and resident engagement.
– Metro Vancouver

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur, author, and founding partner of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and BC Partners for Social Impact. This keynote address was recorded at the 2016 Vancouver Island Region Healthy Communities Forum. Director: David Procyshyn

This webpage and associated flyer provide information about low risk drinking for older adults.
– Government of British Columbia

The purpose of this information kit is to provide city councils in British Columbia with the rationale for point-of-purchase FASD warning and prevention sign bylaws, as well as details on the political requirements for enacting such bylaws under the public health component of the Community Charter Act. 

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There are many adverse affects from poor air quality that influence both human and environment health. Understanding these implications is vital if we want to improve community wellbeing. One way to learn is through real time online air monitoring data. Purple Air is one online source that uses a new generation of laser particle counters to provide data which helps to understand causes and impacts.

Provides workshop materials, presentations, and program book.
– National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health