Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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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

Provides information on anti-racism policies, outreach, hiring and supporting multicultural staff, and successful multicultural community development. 
– Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) and Community Partnerships and Development Services (CPDS)

This toolkit is a user-friendly resource that was designed to support staff and community partners in building youth engagement practices and finding ways to make young people genuine partners in their work.

– BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and University of Victoria 

A photo of the New Westminister skyline from the waterfront. New Westminster is a great example of how the application of an equity lens can improve these social determinants of health. Their ultimate goal is a city without systemic barriers.

New Westminster, a community of 70,000 in Metro Vancouver, is a leader in social justice and equity. In 2011, they became the first city in Canada to adopt a living wage policy. In 2016, they formally adopted a Community Poverty Reduction Strategy, and over the next few years, as part of their Envision 2032 process, they will work towards creating a social equity policy.

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