Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Provides factors that are critical to successful relationships between local governments and First Nations, including some success stories.
– Provincial/Territorial Senior Officials of Local Government Committee

This study includes a literature review and approach that may be useful for other rural regions that are asking themselves "How can we get there (accessible affordable transportation for all) from here"?

- Alberni Clayoquot Regional District

Summary of lessons learned in BC, providing inspiration and ideas for how to put the idea of healthy transportation plans into practice. Transferrable ideas for communities of many sizes, contexts, and types.
– Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT)

This paper will speak to health professionals and policy makers interested in a downstream or prevention approach to health and for whom health is more than the absence of disease; it is "the harmonious integration of mind and body within a responsive community."

- Arizona Health Futures 

The Resilient Streets Toolkit includes information about resilience, different types of practical actions that small groups can take, examples of successful projects that people have done in their buildings or on their streets, information about supports that can be offered to groups, and loads of links to useful resources.

Contains many documents on poverty related issues, including reports, appendices, newsletters, and articles.
– SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia)

Outlines BC water legislation at all levels of government and provides a comprehensive list of hyperlinks to BC water resources.
­– Fraser Basin Council

In Revelstoke, the affordability analysis revealed that just over 30% of residents were struggling to meet their needs. This is much higher than what is shown using traditional measurements. The Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee (RCSDC), a committee of City Council, took the lead to complete the poverty reduction strategy.

A 2013 grant from the PlanH Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund presented an opportunity to further improve community health and build capacity between Revelstoke, IH, and many community stakeholders. With this grant, Revelstoke was able to complete their Healthy Communities Project, which addressed their three priority areas: poverty, mental health and substance use, and issues affecting youth.

In October 2007, Richmond City Council endorsed the Community of Excellence for Sport and Wellness initiative. This is a partnership-based initiative aimed at positioning Richmond to be the best place for residents to play and achieve their highest potential, while also being a model for a ‘Sport for Life’ community in Canada and the world.