Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)

The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation works to improve understanding of issues and opportunities that are of common interest to rural residents across Canada. Their members include rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy...
BC Community Road Safety Toolkit

BC Community Road Safety Toolkit

The B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit is an easily-accessible and electronically-searchable knowledge source about road safety designs and strategies that local governments can implement to improve road safety outcomes. The origin of the B.C. Community Road Safety...
How Cities Make Us Sick

How Cities Make Us Sick

Over the last century, cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people? This CBC video is a full report by Chris Brown on how creative urban design and more walkable neighbourhoods can improve the health of the...
North Vancouver (District) Partners with VCH for OCP

North Vancouver (District) Partners with VCH for OCP

The District of North Vancouver (DNV) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) pursued a partnership for the DNV’s first review of their Official Community Plan (OCP) in 20 years. Through an extensive public engagement process that reached over 5000 people over 2 years, the...
New Westminster's New Youth Centre Engages a Range of Ages

New Westminster's New Youth Centre Engages a Range of Ages

New Westminster youth were in need of a safe, fun and affordable place to connect with friends in the community, while seniors from the Century House Recreation Centre for adults over fifty had expressed interest in gaining access to new amenities, such as a computer...
New Westminster's Wheelability Assessment Ramps Up Policies

New Westminster's Wheelability Assessment Ramps Up Policies

New Westminster’s Seniors Advisory Committee, Seniors Planning & Action Network (SPAN), and Special Services and Access Committee all advise elected officials about decisions regarding community issues. Leading up to 2009, there had been multiple discussions with...
Healthy Neighbourhood Design

Healthy Neighbourhood Design

The built environment is the human-made, physical setting for human activities – where people live, work, learn, and play. Whether rural, urban, or suburban communities, healthy built environments are places that can be intentionally designed to support good health...
Urban Public Health Network

Urban Public Health Network

Provides healthy community design resources and links that have been developed through the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative. – Healthy Canada by Design
Built Environment

Built Environment

Offers readiness assessment tools, fact sheets, and case studies. – National Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health