Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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

Surrey is home to over 450 thousand people, and approximately 40.5% of this population reports being born outside of Canada. Surrey also receives the most refugees than anywhere else in British Columbia. The statistics are indicative of rapid growth of the newcomer population, and with growth comes rapid change.

This online guide provides resources for educators, including lesson plans linked to BC Curriculum Prescribed Learning Outcomes addressing the themes of air quality, health, and community engagement.
– Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR) 

Tamarack is charity founded in 2001 that develops and supports learning communities to help people collaborate and co-generate knowledge that solves complex community challenges, especially poverty.

Template agreements for school districts and local governments seeking to increase use of school district amenities for recreation.
– BC Schools Protection Program

This guide is designed to support local governments, including Indigenous communities, with assessing features of their community’s built environment. Ten validated healthy built environment assessment tools have been compiled and are presented in this guide. These assessment tools, when paired with community engagement efforts and health data, will support local governments in identifying the strengths and gaps in their community’s built environment and further understand how those gaps might negatively impact health.

How the Cowichan Regional Airshed Roundtable used evidence and shared leadership to address air quality improvement in the region.

The Arts and Health: Healthy Aging through the Arts project focused on a community-engaged approach in a Canadian context to improve health promotion services to seniors and people living with chronic conditions in the local health region and applying the learnings. 

– Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

This publication from the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) focuses on five distinct areas of built environments related to health: housing; water and wastewater management; food security; active living; and transportation. With a specific focus on First Nations reserves, this paper fills an important gap in knowledge and research which has largely ignored the unique needs of First Nations reserves. 

For more Indigenous health resources, visit the NCCIH website.

Provides information on community economic development, events and learning opportunities, and reports and publications. There is a regional BC/Yukon network.
– The Canadian CED (Community Economic Development) Network