Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Describes the steps and actions needed to develop and implement local community economic development strategies in smaller rural communities.
– Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

The Rural Health Information Hub provides short, accessible, evidence based descriptions of a range of models, innovations and initiatives. Use this as a stepping off point to dig deeper or adapt the innovation into your own community.

- Rural Health Information Hub

The District of Saanich combined global-scale perspectives and local-level partnerships to create the conditions for healthy, active aging in the municipality.


This publication documents research around eleven  models of regional food aggregation and distribution in Wisconsin as a support for farmer and supply chain start-up planning.  Authors:  Lindsey Day-Farnsworth, Brent McCown, Michelle Miller, Anne Pfeiffer for UW-Extension Ag Innovation Center, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

- University of Wisconsin Extension Ag Innovation Center and Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

The presence of caring relationships in schools — the heart of school connectedness — is increasingly recognized as a vital
component of successful schools. The research is strong and consistent; students who feel connected to school do better
academically and are healthier.

Find out more on the connectedness and impacts on learning, health and  wellbeing with strategies for improving school connectedness.

– Healthy Schools BC

Provides tools, ideas, and policies for building a deeper sense of community.
– Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement

This toolkit is intended to help City of New Westminster staff when they engage seniors in municipal planning and development processes. Increased and more effective engagement will ensure seniors’ viewpoints are addressed and community solutions are responsive to their diverse and changing needs.

The toolkit was developed with input from a working group that included seniors from a variety of community organizations.

– City of New Westminster

Offers links and information on many topics related to seniors, including housing, home and community care, transportation, and financial and legal matters. The British Columbia Seniors Action Plan is also available on this website.
– Province of BC

BC's mandatory self-study course that educates licensees, managers and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol, and provides effective techniques to prevent problems related to over-service.
­– Serving it Right

Offers examples of active transportation plans and design checklists.
– Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada