Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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Provides information on the importance of welcoming communities, the role of local governments and the steps they can take to create welcoming communities, and community examples. A list of resources, tools, and links are also provided within the toolkit.
– Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Free workplace wellness program that offers employers resources and support to create a tobacco-free workplace.
– Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon and Province of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC Initiative

Describes projects that can be funded through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), which makes investments in the economy for Western Canada.
– Western Economic Diversification Canada

Take a look at the Vancouver Foundation's 2017 report "Connect and Engageoutlining current community perspectives on connections and engagement in Metro Vancouver neighborhoods.

Describes themes from literature reviews and interviews with practitioners, and observations and challenges for each of the themes.
– Australia Research Alliance for Children & Youth

Succinct fact sheet based on a review of recent evidence in Canada.
– Canadian Institute of Planners

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors that can influence personal health such as accessible food and air quality. 

This is a short primer on social enterprise with illustrated examples from across BC.  Social enterprise is introduced as a tool to address community challenges in employment, culture, environment, healthcare and poverty.  

- Enterprising Non-Profits BC

First in a series of BC Food Security Gateway stories addressing the widespread food insecurity and poverty plaguing BC

Outlines links between health and housing in the US.
– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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