Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Course series provides modules on climate science basics.
– Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

 BC Co-Op Housing website offers education and information about co-op housing and their membership benefits such as governance support and shared services which may be particularly useful in isolated rural communities.  

- Co-op Housing Federation of BC

Cobble Hill Village had the intention of responding to the results of an Age-Friendly Community Project study by creating a mixed-use development that included affordable housing, but were soon informed by seniors included in the study that this was not necessarily what the Cobble Hill seniors wanted or needed.

Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 767,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River. Island Health works in partnership with communities to create conditions that support Islanders to stay physically and mentally healthy. There are many ways Island Health and local governments are working together to enhance the health and wellness of the population through preventative interventions at the community level.

Each Regional Health Authority across BC uses a slightly different approach for healthy communities work. Read more about how each Regional Health Authority works alongside local governments to build healthy communities, including a breakdown of the process, a case study, and information on how to collaborate with your health authority to achieve your community's health and well-being goals.

The Rural Development Institute (RDI), at Selkirk College, is a regional research centre with a mandate to support decision-making by Columbia Basin-Boundary communities through the provision of information, applied research and outreach and extension support.

Seeks to create a climate of mutual respect and understanding between community groups and local governments by presenting Healthy Communities experiences from both the municipal and community group perspectives.

– Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

A free one-page graphic representation of four phases of community development that measures community readiness.

– Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL)

­Provides tools for local governments to engage residents in assessing needs and priorities to make housing and surrounding facilities universally accessible.
– Spinal Cord Injury BC

This website provides an overview of the Ontario Healthy Communities approach to community capacity building and links to further resources.

– Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 

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