Tools & Resources

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The Yarrow Eco Village Society started in 2002 with 25 acres in the Fraser Valley and today Groundswell Co-Housing is almost sold out, the Community Farm is fully subscribed and they are in development stages for Elderberry Seniors Co-housing.  Read about their early development process or vist their website for current contacts. 

- Yarrow Eco Village 

The WFN Community Services team uses the analogy of a spider web, expressing that the client or person is at the centre of the web, with many strands being held by many hands. In order to keep the web balanced, the organization has a shared understanding that if one department needs an extra hand, another one will be able to provide it. This inter-organizational attitude enables them to act as one team, thus allowing them to prioritize the well-being of community members.

In 2020, Westbank First Nation (WFN) was awarded a PlanH Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant to conduct a Childcare Needs Assessment. Part of the Healthy Community Engagement stream, the project focused on hearing from members and non-members in the WFN community towards developing a strategy to support families and children that supports existing regional initiatives.

Describes the Child and Youth Friendly Communities initiative. Contains three toolkits (Making Space for Children: Rethinking and Re-creating Children’s Play Environments; Aboriginal Child Friendly Communities Toolkit: Inclusion of the Early Years; Making Your Community More Child and Friendly Youth: Focusing on the Early Years).
– Society for Children and Youth of BC

With 36 organizations involved in the Chilliwack Healthier Community (CHC) partnership, and the list continuing to grow, this enthusiastic team works to address the most urgent social issues identified by the community. 

A view of downtown Campbell River.

In a pivotal move to address housing challenges in Strathcona Regional District, the City of Campbell River has announced that they will support the hiring of a coordinator for the Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness.

The City is providing one-time funding of $10,000 for the coordinator position, which will provide the Coalition with capacity to develop a strategic plan and explore potential funding opportunities for affordable housing and housing-related initiatives in the region.

How can residents living in high-rise buildings better connect with one another? Through a PlanH grant, the City of Vancouver has been working to help residents living in higher-density buildings feel more connected to one another. In fall 2017, they took a diverse group of stakeholders from the housing, public health, municipal, private and non-profit sectors on a Hey Neighbour! field trip to tour friendly buildings in Vancouver.

Provides useful advice for creating effective policies related to healthy air.
– West Coast Environmental Law

This online toolkit is designed to help local governments develop emissions reduction programs.
– Clean Air BC

The District of Clearwater is a rural community of 2400 residents, and was confronted with one major obstacle to cultivating a vibrant economy and encouraging active transportation: a main highway running right through the middle of the community.

Provides a wealth of case studies, information and action recommendations for local governments wanting to reduce corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions.
­– Province of BC