Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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A sketch of the proposed downtown plaza

Downtown Kamloops may soon need a new map. Following a very successful pilot of the 4th Avenue Pedestrian Plaza last summer, the city published the results of their comprehensive community engagement and outreach process, which gathered community feedback about the project. Funded in part by a PlanH Creating Healthy Places grant, the engagement process found that respondents are overwhelmingly in favour of a permanent plaza.

Provides an overview of the water planning process; integrates climate considerations and shares best practices.
­– Fraser Basin Council

The Provincial Nutrition Resource Inventory is a collection of provincial healthy eating and nutrition related resources. The Inventory was created by registered dietitians from the B.C. Ministry of Health and representatives from the B.C. Health Authorities to help health professionals easily locate evidence-informed healthy eating and nutrition resources that are widely used across B.C. 

This toolkit consists of a series of self-guided steps designed to ensure that Port Moody staff and council are able to determine the potential impact of a community development or issue and are able to identify the level and type of engagement that is most appropriate for the particular development or issue in question.

– City of Port Moody 

Explains the process for valuation of greenspace.
– Kathleen Wolf

Provides tools and ideas for local governments and communities to host a range of Neighbours Day activities..
– Reseau de Quebec de Villes et Villages en Santé

Offers telephone, web, or text support to help smokers quit; list of local support services.
– BC Lung Association

In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities conducted research to identify local government and health authority needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways that they could support those needs through the recovery phase. Food security and insecurity was identified as a key concern. In response, BC Healthy Communities developed a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area.

This resource is to support local governments across British Columbia as they work to reduce youth access and exposure to vapour products. With the rising popularity of vaping, young people have gained access to these products, and rates of youth vaping are increasing rapidly. This resource provides data about youth vaping in B.C., examples of how local governments in B.C. have used their regulatory authority to reduce youth access and exposure, and further links, reading and resources to support local governments on this topic.

The City of Nanaimo plan for reducing social isolation through interventon programs as part of the City's age-friendly initiative.

– City of Nanaimo