Community Development

Improving healthy eating and active living in communities involves change at multiple levels. These resources address topics such as community engagement, partnership development, applying for funding, advocacy, policy development, project planning and evaluation, and more!

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1-What is Placemaking? Projects for Public Space Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource It takes a place to create a community and a community to create a place. Our pioneering placemaking approach helps…
2-Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Toolkit Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Newcomer, Seniors This toolkit is designed to help your municipality become a better place for everyone. A Welcoming and Inclusive Community (WIC)…
3-Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Newcomer, Seniors The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative is a partnership between the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Government…
4-Walk Score Walk Score Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the…
5-Vancouver Food and sustainable food systems City of Vancouver Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation An example of how Vancouver is creating a system for producing, processing, distributing, and consuming food that is environmentally, socially,…
6-Using urban planning to offer a healthy food environment around schools Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy It is a known fact that municipalities play a fundamental role in improving the quality of life of the population…
7-United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples United Nations Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of…
8-Understanding Health and Wellness From the Perspective of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada First Nations Health Authority Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness aims to visually depict and describe the First Nations Health Authority. This…
9-Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action Truth and Reconciliation Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation…
10-Traditional Aboriginal Diets and Health National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health Active Living, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness Aboriginal peoples in Canada have undergone a significant nutritional transition whereby traditional diets and associated physical activities have been replaced…
11-Township of Rideau Lakes Policy Statement: Acessible Recreation for All Township of Rideau Lakes Healthy Policy View a sample policy document from the Township of Rideau Lakes: The Township of Rideau Lakes will continue to maintain…
12-Town of Devon: Parks, Culture & Recreation Master Plan Devon Parks, Culture and Recreation Community Design, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation The Devon Master Plan seeks to maximize the quality of life in Devon by working with its citizens to ensure…
13-Tools of Change: Introduction for Health Promoters Tools of Change Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation Tools of Change provides a very accessible set of resources for health promotion, including a planning guide, specific tools of…
14-The School Zone and Nutrition: Courses of Action for the Municipal Sector The Quebec Public Health Association Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This guide is intended for all who are concerned about the health of children. It presents, in a succinct fashion,…
15-The Ontario municipal councillor’s guide 2018 Ontario Municipal Counillors Community Design, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections An example of the process for land use planning in Ontario.
16-The Health Planner’s Toolkit Health System Intelligence Project Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration This module is meant to acquaint its readers with the why and the how of community engagement. It provides definitions,…
17-The Eight Steps to Developing a Healthy Public Policy Public Health Ontario Healthy Policy This two page document walks you through the eight steps to developing a healthy public policy.
18-The Community Toolbox Community Tool Box Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource Millions of people use the Community Tool Box each year to get help taking action, teaching, and training others in…
19-The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017- Designing Healthy Living Government of Canada Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Planning & Evaluation This report will raise awareness among Canadians about the unique aspects of their communities that they could take advantage of…
20-The Alberta Teachers’ Association Acknowledging Land and People Map The Alberta Teachers Association Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness View a map of Alberta identifying the boundaries of Treaty 4, 8, 6, 7 and 10; the Métis Nation Regional…
21-The Abundant Community Abundant Community Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration There is a new worldwide movement developing, made up of people with a different vision for their local communities. They…
22-Tamarack: Community Engagement Tamarack Institute Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation Tamarack is uniquely positioned to act as a bridge between theory and practice. We apply the theory to community contexts…
23-Tamarack Institute Municipal Government Representatives for Poverty Reducation Community of Practice Tamarack Institute Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration The aim of the Municipal Government Representatives for Poverty Reduction Community of Practice (MGR CoP) is to bring together municipal-level…
24-Sustainable Food Edmonton Sustainable Food Edmonton Community Design, Community Gardens, Nature Connections Sustainable Food Edmonton is a non-profit charitable organization who initiates and supports projects and programs to encourage the building of…
25-Stakeholder Engagement (video, workbook & other resources) Health Knowledge Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration HealthKnowledge is a ‘one stop shop’ that will provide you with all the public health learning materials, whatever your current…
26-Soul of the City- Placemaking: Dr. Katherine Loflin Calgary Economic Development Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Dr. Katherine Loflin, a recognized leader in placemaking and the human side of place, examined what makes people love where…
27-Social Planning and Policy Change Community Tool Box Community Design, Healthy Policy Learn how to engage policymakers in improving community conditions by creating and implementing policy changes.
28-Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts Canadian Facts Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts, is about us, Canadian society, and what we need to put faces and…
29-Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities Canadian Public Health Association Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Many factors have an influence on health. In addition to our individual genetics and lifestyle choices, where we are born,…
30-Should we dance? A resource for effective partnering Boyle Street Community Services Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Should we dance? is designed to stimulate thought and discussion if you are considering whether to form or enter into…
31-Rural Complete Streets Complete Streets for Canada Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design The Complete Streets approach serves as a framework for ensuring that new roads are built and old roads refurbished to…
32-Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls The National Inquiry Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root…
33-Public Policy and Public Participation: Engaging Citizens and Community in the Development of Public Policy Health Canada Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation This workbook is intended to be a practical guide that will help readers to understand the public policy context in…
34-Public Health Canada: Policy & Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation Government of Canada Planning & Evaluation This resource describes the Core Competencies needed to effectively choose options, and to plan, implement and evaluate policies and/or programs…
35-Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Government of Canada Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Health promotion quick links on child health, family violence prevention, healthy pregnancy and infancy, healthy living, injury prevention, mental health,…
36-Program Evaluation Toolkit Ontario Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth Mental Health Planning & Evaluation The Program Evaluation Toolkit contains resources for planning, doing and using program evaluation. These worksheets can assist your team in…
37-Prevention Policies Directory: Policies Intervention Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Eating Find policy intervention information aimed at reducing the risks of cancer.
38-Policy Readiness Tool School of Public Health, University of Alberta Community Design, Healthy Policy The Policy Readiness Tool is a self-administered questionnaire that can be used to assess a community or organization’s readiness for…
39-Planning Health Promotion Programs Introductory Workbook Public Health Ontario Health Promotion, Planning & Evaluation The new edition of the Planning Health Promotion Programs Introductory Workbook helps readers understand and navigate the six steps needed…
40-PlanH BC Healthy Communities Society Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we…
41-Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth Physical Literacy Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools are meant to improve our population’s level of physical literacy. Directed at…
42-Physical Literacy Physical and Health Education Canada Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education…
43-PHAC: Aging & Seniors Government of Canada Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Resources on: Mental health in older adults: learn more + find support Seniors’ Falls in Canada: Second Report…
44-Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat National Recreation and Parks Association Community Design A scientific account of the benefits of parks and other green environments to the development of healthy communities.
45-Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion Canadian Public Health Association Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The first International Conference on Health Promotion, meeting in Ottawa this 21st day of November 1986, hereby presents this CHARTER…
46-Osteoporosis Canada Osteoporosis Canada Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works…
47-Online Health Program Planner Elected Officials Public Health Ontario Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation With our partners in government, public health and health care, we prevent illness and improve health. We provide the scientific…
48-NWF: Connecting Kids and Nature The National Wildlife Foundation Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections For decades the National Wildlife Federation has worked to connect children and youth with nature, inspiring children through Ranger Rick®…
49-Nova Scotia Health Authority: Youth Engagement Resource Guide BC Healthy Communities Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation Engaging youth in conversations and decision-making has many documented benefits to both organizations and youth themselves. This guide, developed by…
50-Neighbour Power Neighbor Power Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource Welcome to the website for Jim Diers. Jim is a speaker, facilitator, author and activator assisting associations and agencies in…
51-Native Women’s Association of Canada: Food Policy Native Women's Association of Canada Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness This report is divided into three sections followed by a concluding chapter which lists the key recommendations that have resulted…
52-National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) 2019 Resource Booklet National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource This resource booklet provides an overview of the activities, mandate, and publications of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health…
53-National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) is a national Indigenous organization established in 2005 by the Government of…
54-National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Learn about public policies and their effects on health. Generate and use knowledge about healthy public policies. Identify models for…
55-Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network’s Indigenous Ally Toolkit Segal Centre Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness When it comes to creating a positive & sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous people, it is important to…
56-Migration as a Social Determinant of Health University of Toronto Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource In this participatory project, immigrant women and researchers worked together to attain a better understanding of how gender, health, place…
57-Map of Métis Nation of Alberta Regions Alberta Metis Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The MNA is governed by a Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President and Vice-President, and six (6) regional Presidents…
58-Learn About Senior Health Alberta Government and AHS Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Learn about senior health. Everyone ages differently. What do you need to feel your best? Whether you’re looking to add…
59-Introduction to Evaluation Community Tool Box Planning & Evaluation Learn how to develop an evaluation plan, identify stakeholders’ interests, and conduct a participatory evaluation.
60-Intergenerational Programming Penn State: The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors This sourcebook captures the best of what has been developed over the years and is rich with concrete exercises designed…
61-Influencing Healthy Public Policy with Community Health Impact Assessment National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy Healthy Policy This document explores the following questions: What are the conditions that support the development and sustainability of the Community…
62-Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle Community Design, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre is focused on building capacity for community-based Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan, and creating networks…
63-Indigenous Ally Toolkit Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of…
64-How Do We Create and Support Community Partnerships? Health Nexus Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Health Nexus promotes healthy, equitable and inclusive communities. Working in partnership can enhance your ability to implement complex strategies to…
65-How Culture Influences Health Caring for Kids New to Canada Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer This resource explores how culture influences the health of children. Key learning points in this resource are: Diversity exists…
66-Heart and Stroke resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness Heart & Stroke is committed to helping close this health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Health reconciliation is at…
67-Heart and Stroke Foundation: Shaping Active, Healthy Communities Workshop Guide Heart and Stroke Foundation Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed this toolkit to help individuals and organizations who are interested in making their…
68-Healthy U: Eat Smart Meet Smart Western and Northern Canadian Collaborative Eat Smart Meet Smart will help you plan meetings, events and conferences that are healthy for your participants — and…
69-Healthy School Policy Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Developing and implementing a healthy school policy is an important part of creating a healthy school community. These resources can…
70-Healthy Rural Communities: Ten things to do, focus on the process Healthy Rural Communities Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource The purpose of the project is to identify evidence-informed strategies and models of practice for land use planning policies, procedures…
71-Healthy Rural Communities: Community Engagement and Capacity Building Healthy Rural Communities Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration The purpose of the project is to identify evidence-informed strategies and models of practice for land use planning policies, procedures…
72-Healthy Rural Communities: Community Design and Land Use Planning Healthy Rural Communities Community Design, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The purpose of the project is to identify evidence-informed strategies and models of practice for land use planning policies, procedures…
73-Healthy Rural Communities: Access to Local Food Healthy Rural Communities Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The purpose of the project is to identify evidence-informed strategies and models of practice for land use planning policies, procedures…
74-Healthy Food in Recreational Facilities Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource View case studies and articles from communities within Alberta who are working to implement healthy eating environments within recreation settings.
75-Healthy Eating Workplace Handbook Durham Region Health Department Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This guide was developed to assist workplaces in applying a comprehensive approach to healthy eating, planning activities using the framework…
76-Healthy Eating in Recreation and Community Centres Alberta Government Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy Healthy food is important for children and youth. How can recreation centres and community centres help children eat healthy food?…
77-Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm: A call to action The Ontario Professional Planners Institute Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) calls upon planners, government, municipal departments, agencies, other related professionals, builders, developers, community groups…
78-Healthy Built Environment Linkage Toolkit BC Centre for Disease Control Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource The Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit describes how population health is influenced by the design of our neighbourhoods, housing, transportation…
79-Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) Topics and Resources Public Health Ontario Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource With our partners in government, public health and health care, Public Health Ontario prevents illness and improves health. We provide…
80-Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness This paper uses available data to describe health inequalities experienced by diverse Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The data are organized…
81-Health Council of Canada: Aboriginal Health Health Council of Canada Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Seniors, Wellness Resource Find resources on Indigenous community health within Canada.
82-Health Canada: Just For You- Immigrant Government of Canada Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource Immigrants are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act. Find information on: Employment; Immunization; Health Care System;…
83-Health Canada: First Nations and Inuit Health Government of Canada Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Indigenous Services Canada works with First Nations, Inuit, other federal departments and provincial and territorial partners to support healthy First…
84-Health Canada Government of Canada Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Health Canada services and information including recalls, Canada’s food guide, diseases, immunization, and health risks while travelling.
85-Healither Choices in Vending Machines in BC Public Buildings Healthy Families BC Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The objectives of this resource are to: Promote an environment in Public Buildings that encourages healthier eating by increasing the…
86-Handbook to Healthier Communities- Influencing Healthy Public Policies Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration The Handbook to Healthier Communities – Influencing Healthy Public Policies handbook is for anyone who wants to advance health policy…
87-Guide to planning an Action Strategy for Healthier Local Public Policy BC Healthy Communities Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation The Guide to Planning an Action Strategy for Healthier Local Public Policy is intended for a wide range of community…
88-Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory Canadian Association of University Teachers Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The goal of this guide is to encourage all academic staff association representatives and members to acknowledge the First Peoples…
89-Guide to Aboriginal Organizations and Services in Alberta Alberta Government Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Listing of First Nation, Metis and Aboriginal organizations and services in Alberta. Also included are national and umbrella organizations with…
90-Green Communities Canada Green Communities Canada Active Transportation, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource Green Communities Canada, founded in 1995, works with member organizations and partners to deliver innovative and practical community programs, with…
91-Government of Ontario Local Food Act Government of Ontario Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The purposes of this Act are as follows: 1. To foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems…
92-Government of Alberta Environment and Parks: Making Wetlands Work in Your Municipality Alberta Environment and Parks Community Design, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections This guide outlines the variety of ways a municipality can undertake wetland conservation, as provides the information, tools and support…
93-Fraser Health: Community Planning Tool Fraser Health Community Design, Planning & Evaluation The Community Planning Tool is designed to complement standard program planning processes by providing simple guiding questions for each stage…
94-First Nations in Alberta Government of Canada Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness Find statistics and contact informaiton on First Nations in Treaty 8, 6 and 7.
95-Farm to School Canada Grants Farm to Cafeteria Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Delivered directly to schools, the grants are designed to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is…
96-Farm to Cafeteria Farm to Cafeteria Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is a pan-Canadian organization whose vision is “vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support…
97-Ever Active Schools Ever Active Schools Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools…
98-Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding Evaluative Thinking in Organizational Culture Otto Bremer Trust Planning & Evaluation The Evaluation Flash Cards are presented here, with the idea that a core concept can be revisited “in a flash.”…
99-DIY Creative Placemaking Artscape DIY Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Welcome to Artscape DIY, Artscape’s knowledge sharing website for information and inspiration to support creative placemaking in your community. As…
100-Diversity Toolkit University of Calgary Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration This site is part of a funded project to assist teachers, students, scholars or any activists who wish to promote…
101-Dig It Community Garden Guide: How Local Governments Can Support Community Gardens British Columbia Municipalites Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation This report is divided into three sections. The first section (chapters 1-5) provides an introduction to community gardens and offers…
102-Developing Physical Literacy Sport for Life Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource Our nationally recognized not for profit organization consists of sport and physical literacy experts with the long-term vision necessary to…
103-Developing Healthy School Communities University of Alberta Children & Youth, Community Design, Planning & Evaluation This resource offers concise tips on developing healthy school communities by preparing, creating a shared vision, determining the priority issues,…
104-Developing a Program and Evaluation Plan Work Place Mental Health Promotion Community Design, Health Promotion, Planning & Evaluation This resource was developed in partnership with The Health Communication Unit at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University…
105-Determinants of Healthy Eating in Canada Semantics Scholar Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This article uses a population health perspective to examine the complex set of interactions among the determinants of healthy eating.
106-Designing Communities to Support Active Living: Using Municipal Bylaws to Promote Health Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy Designing communities that are walkable, connected, and have easy access to recreation and sport opportunities can facilitate a sense of…
107-Complete Streets for Canada Complete Streets for Canada Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Complete Streets for Canada is a “go-to” hub for Complete Streets policy, design, case studies, and research. The website (with…
108-Community Engagement: Definitions and Organizing Concepts from the Literature Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration This resource explores the importance of, and approaches to community engagement in community health initiatives.
109-Community Engagement ‘How-To’ Guide National Standards for Community Engagement Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation The National Standards for Community Engagement are good-practice principles designed to support and inform the process of community engagement, and…
110-Community Engagement Health Nexus Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Health Nexus promotes healthy, equitable and inclusive communities. Community engagement is a key health promotion strategy that strengthens the capacity…
111-Community Design policy for official plans: built environment Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Community Design, Healthy Policy This resource will assist municipalities in creating healthy and complete communities while also meeting the provincial policies. Municipalities are free…
112-Community Capacity Building Tool (via PHAC) Government of Canada Health Promotion, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource This document is a planning tool to help you build community capacity in health promotion projects. The tool gives you…
113-Communities in Bloom Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Community Gardens, Nature Connections Communities in Bloom is a volunteer based, Canadian non-profit organization, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, beautification and to…
114-Centre for Active Living: Active Transportation Resources Centre for Active Living Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design A well researched three page infographic on the benefits of active transportation.
115-CDC: Designing Walkable Communities Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource This initiative aims to create opportunities for active transportation and leisure time physical activity by: Promoting social support interventions; Enhancing…
116-CDC: Community Physical Activity Planning Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Active Transportation, Community Design Resources to increase physical activity that are related to walkability—community-scale urban design, street-scale urban design, and improving access to places…
117-CDC: Community Health Resources Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation Tools and resources that can help your community in its efforts to improve health for all residents—from planning an initiative…
118-CDC: Community Gardens Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation Community gardens are collaborative projects on shared open spaces where participants share in the maintenance and products of the garden,…
119-Capacity Building: Linking Community Experience to Public Policy Health Canada Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation Capacity Building: Linking Community Experience to Public Policy is a resource designed to help people in the public sector and…
120-Canadian Public Health Association Canadian Public Health Association Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource CPHA is the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all…
121-Canadian Parks and Recreation Association: Framework for Recreation in Canada Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The Framework for Recreation in Canada is the guiding document for public recreation providers in Canada. We have an opportunity…
122-Canadian Paediatric Society: Child & Youth Health The Canadian Paediatric Society Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Find information and tools on: Children with School Problems; Early Literacy; Early Child Development; and Indigenous Child & Youth Health…
123-Canadian Healthy Communities (CIP) Canadian Institute of Planners Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 7,000 planning professionals nationally, and has served as the…
124-Canadian Guidelines for Immigrant Health CMAJ Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource View a list of resources on immigrant & refugee health.
125-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Making Healthy Connections with Racialized Communities project was designed to enhance capacity at the community, regional and provincial levels…
126-Canada’s most vulnerable: Improving health care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors Health Council of Canada Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Seniors To gather information for this report, the Health Council conducted interviews with senior officials from provincial, territorial, and federal governments…
127-Canada Walks:What makes communities great places to walk? Canada Walks Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Canada Walks, a department of Green Communities Canada, is a leader in Canada’s walking movement. Canada Walks has a history…
128-Calgary Foundation’s Treaty 7 Indigenous Ally Toolkit Calgary Foundation Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness When it comes to creating a positive & sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous people, it is important to…
129-Calgary Foundation Video on Land Acknowledgements Calgary Foundation Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness To build respectful relationships, acknowledging the land is an important part of reconciliation. It honours the authentic history of North…
130-Calendar of Health Promotion Days Government of Canada Health Promotion The calendar features health awareness days, weeks and months. These events are either promoted by recognized health organizations or recognized…
131-Building Healthy Communities: Active Transportation Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design Active transportation is any form of human‐powered, non‐motorized transportation such as walking, cycling or wheeling. Active transportation can be…
132-Building Child-Friendly Cities: A Framework for Action Child Friendly Cities Initiative Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) is a UNICEF-led initiative that supports municipal governments in realizing the rights of children…
133-Building an Age-Friendly Community: A Guide for Local Action Alberta Government Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors The Aging Population Policy Framework describes how the government will work with individuals and families, municipalities, the nonprofit and private…
134-Benefits Hub Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource The Benefits HUB is a dynamic online database of research and resources proving the benefits of recreation and parks. It…
135-Be Fit for Life Resources Be Fit for Life Active Living, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource The first Be Fit For Life centre emerged in 1982 as a fitness resource centre at the University of Alberta’s…
136-BC Healthy Communities Society BC Healthy Communities Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource BC Healthy Communities Society is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities.
137-AUMA: Provinical land use planning Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Community Design, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections In 2008 the government adopted a policy statement titled the Land Use Framework (LUF). The LUF sets out an approach…
138-At A Glance: The Six Steps for Planning a Health Promotion Program Public Health Ontario Planning & Evaluation At a Glance is a brief document offering an overview of the six steps for planning a health promotion program,…
139-ARPA: Healthy by Nature: Up Close and Personal Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Community Design, Health Promotion, Nature Connections This document gives the facts, showcases the evidence, spelling out the many ways public spaces improve and enrich our lives.
140-Apple Schools Apple Schools Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating APPLE Schools (A Project Promoting healthy Living for Everyone in schools) is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It improves…
141-Alberta Social Innovation Connect Podcast ABSI Connect Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource ABSI (Alberta Social Innovation) Connect is a collective of Alberta-based organizations and individuals who want to address the root causes…
142-Alberta Seniors Alberta Government Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Resources on age-friendly communities, seniors housing, elder abuse prevention, pensions and funding for organizations.
143-Alberta Rereation Research and Policy Development Alberta Government Active Living, Healthy Policy Recreation and physical activity publications for Albertan communities, organizations and partners.
144-Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Community Gardens, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Nature Connections, Wellness Resource The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens by…
145-Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease (APCCP) was established in 2009. We represent a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers,…
146-Alberta Healthy Communities HUB Alberta Health Services Community Design, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource The Healthy Communities Hub is a place where Albertans can connect, share and learn as they plan and build healthy…
147-Alberta Guidelines for Children and Youth: A Childcare, School and Recreation/Community Centre Resource Manual Alberta Government Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The goal of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth is to equip facilities and organizations with the tools…
148-Alberta Centre for Active Living Centre for Active Living Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent…
149-Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies The Alberta Association for Immigrant Serving Agencies Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is a non-profit umbrella organization representing agencies that provide resettlement, settlement, and…
150-Alberta Agriculture: Guide to Growing a School Garden Government of Alberta Community Gardens, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation Food is one of life’s basic needs. Hands-on experience with a school garden is an important step in helping young…
151-AHS Community Garden Handbook Alberta Health Services Community Design, Community Gardens, Nature Connections The Community Gardens Handbook offers guidence to groups in Alberta who want to start and maintian a community garden that…
152-Active Transportation: You and Your Community Centre for Active Living Active Transportation This article focuses on: Why Promote Active Transportation? Health of Your Community Considering Neighbourhood Design Features…
153-Active Transportation Planning Guide for Manitoba Municipalities Manitoba Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Policy This guide is intended both for the general public and for professionals involved in developing routes and facilities for pedestrians,…
154-Active Transportation in Canada Government of Canada Active Transportation, Community Design, Planning & Evaluation Active Transportation in Canada: a resource and planning guide is a resource tool for transportation planners and related professionals (e.g.,…
155-Active Transportation BC Healthy Communities Society Active Transportation, Community Design Regional and local governments play a significant role in active transportation by developing community transportation plans and policies, as well…
156-Active Circle Active Circle Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Active Circle is an initiative of Motivate Canada, in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport Circle, which supports Aboriginal youth…
157-Active After School Programs for Girls and Young Women Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness This document provides an overview with key learnings from each site to support the creation of similar programs at Friendship…
158-ACPLF-AHS: Healthier Together My Health Community Design, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Healthier Together is an online resource that’s bringing Albertans together. It’s guiding entire communities toward healthier ways of living and…
159-Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC) Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource The following resources provide support, outreach, coaching, training or capacity building events and opportunities to help create community social and…
160-A Seat at the Table; Resource Guide for Local Government to Promote Food Secure Communities Provincial Health Services Authority Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation This resource guide is designed to assist local governments promote food security and support food systems in BC. It showcases…
161-A Knowledge-to-Action Framework for Creating Healthier Built Environments Research Gate Community Design This Knowledge-to-Action Framework is a step-by-step guide that aims to assist planners and design professionals to take action towards creating…
162-2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth  ParticipAction Active Living, Children & Youth, Wellness Resource For decades we’ve known that physical activity improves heart health, helps maintain healthy body weights and builds strong bones and…
163-11 Principles of Placemaking Placemaking Chicago Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration PPS has developed 11 principles that can be used to evolve public spaces into “community places.” Although similar words, “spaces”…
164-“Nature is there; its free”: Urban Greenspaces and the Social Determinants of Health of Immigrant Families The National Benefits Hub Children & Youth, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Nature Connections, Newcomer In this article, we draw on a 2012 Montreal-based study that examined the embodied, every day practices of immigrant children…