Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Provides links to a comprehensive array of air quality standards, examples, guides, educational tools, measurement tools, explanation about regulatory frameworks, and more. 
­– Province of BC

Contains news, best practices, resources, and practical advice to help communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement Climate Action Charter commitments. Supports integrated planning and healthy communities.
– Green Communities Committee (with representatives from the Province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities) and Smart Planning for Communities, a program of the Fraser Basin Council

Links to other topics, including BC Climate Action policies and programs. The Climate Leadership Plan will ultimately outline actions to reduce emissions while supporting our growing economy.
­– BC Climate Leadership Plan

The BC Community Health Profiles were developed by PHSA-PPH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Union of BC Municipalities, all regional health authorities, and the PlanH program, and provide a snapshot of a community’s health by highlighting local data about health and well-being.

The B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit is an easily-accessible and electronically-searchable knowledge source about road safety designs and strategies that local governments can implement to improve road safety outcomes.

The First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health released the first edition of the BC Elders’ Guide. This unique health and lifestyle resource is based on the BC Seniors’ Guide and is specifically designed for First Nations and Aboriginal Elders.

The Food Security Gateway is a one-stop resource for food security practitioners and others in BC who want to make healthy eating the easy choice and build food-secure communities. The Gateway provides information and links to projects, initiatives and organizations in BC as well as publications, tools, guides, news and events – so that you, too, can contribute to building a healthy BC.
–Provincial Health Services Authority and the Public Health Association of BC

A great collection of resources from the BC Food Security Gateway, such as toolkits, policy papers, and action plans specific to BC. The resource section also includes a small number of non-BC resources that have direct relevance to BC food security.

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The Healthy Built Environment Alliance (HBEA) is a voluntary alliance of organizations from a wide variety of sectors across BC which provides leadership and action for healthier, more livable communities. The purpose of HBEA is to:

Monthly in-store campaigns raise awareness of the risks of alcohol, topics include alcohol and pregnancy, and Get Home Safe programs, which give beer and wine festival organizers the opportunity to distribute free public transit tickets to festival patrons.
– BC Liquor Stores