Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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Examines the key social and economic indicators that affect health, including income, employment, and job security. The report also highlights key social policy considerations.
– Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael, York University School of Health Policy and Management

This volume is the first of two documents produced by the Forum of Federal/ Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors to help organizations and individuals approach the social isolation of seniors. It updates and builds upon to Working Together for Seniors: A Toolkit to Promote Seniors’ Social Integration in Community Services, Programs, and Policies (2007),11 also produced by the Forum.

The purpose of this volume is to:

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization with a focus on accessibility, community development, income security and social planning.  This link takes you to their Social Inclusion Toolkits and Manuals.

- Social Planning and Research Council of BC

Provides an overview of the social and economic costs of health inequities in Canada, including some of the specific steps and actions that are needed to reverse the pattern.
– Health Council of Canada

A practical guide for local government bylaws with a stewardship component.
– Lanarc Consultants et al.

Provides resources about the local government role regarding stormwater management.
­– BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Highlights what has been learned about strengthening cohesion and capacity of neighbourhoods to respond to climate, resource, and economic challenges in the future.
– Transition Victoria, Smart Planning for Communities, Community Social Planning Council and The Canadian Centre for Community Renewal

Describes the Strong Start BC early learning program, funded by the Province of BC for children ages birth to five years, at no cost for families. Programs typically run in school facilities, with an up-dated list of programs currently running in British Columbia School Districts available on the website. Includes resources, including administration, reporting, program delivery, and links.
– Province of BC

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The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) achieved a milestone in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection Program with Corporate Emissions and Community Energy Emissions Plans, and took a unified approach to sustainability.

This guide is for local governments across the province working to implement and champion equity across social, economic, environmental and cultural domains.