Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheets

Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheets Date: 2012 After reviewing nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and 16 reports from respected Canadian agencies published between 2007 and 2011, EcoPlan developed a series of fact sheets highlighting findings from the Canadian context relating community design and health.  Covering such themes as active transportation, children & youth, and equity, the […]

Planning for Healthy Communities and Economies Workshop

Planning for Healthy Communities and Economies Workshop Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a workshop that pulled together health practitioners and economic development stakeholders to identify the links between a healthy built environment and local economic development. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss how communities could facilitate economic development and diversification opportunities by […]

Leading by Example – Wellness Champion Resource

Leading by Example – Wellness Champion Resource Date: 2015-2017 EcoPlan worked with the First Nations Health Authority (in collaboration with the First Nations Health Directors Association and the First Nations Health Council) on a Health and Wellness Champion resource entitled Leading by Example: Inspiring Stories of Health, Wellness and Leadership. This resource profiles eleven BC […]

Kootenay ENP Eastshore Food Hub

Kootenay ENP Eastshore Food Hub Date: 2012 EcoPlan was hired by the Kootenay Community Connections to conduct a professional review of the feasibility of a ‘food hub’ including a commercial greenhouse, commercial kitchen, and co-operatively owned businesses.

Informed Decision Making: The Interaction Between Sustainable Maternity Care Services and Community

Informed Decision Making: The Interaction Between Sustainable Maternity Care Services and Community Date: 2007-2008 EcoPlan worked with BC’s Northern Health Authority in the development of a decision tool for rural maternity care. The project identified a full range of stakeholders, criteria, objectives and alternatives to deliver effective and appropriate maternity care throughout the predominantly rural […]

Healthy Communities Legislative Comparison Survey

Healthy Communities Legislative Comparison Survey Date: 2013 In early 2012, Healthy Canada by Design CLASP partners, including CIP and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, commissioned a Healthy Communities Practice Guide and three facts sheets, which EPI produced. These documents were produced to help public health practitioners, planners and policy-makers to integrate relevant and recent findings […]

Healthy Built Environments ‐ Planning 101 for Health Professionals

Healthy Built Environments ‐ Planning 101 for Health Professionals Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan worked with the Province of British Columbia’s Health Services Authority to develop and deliver Land Use Planning 101, a capacity building workshop series for health professionals to encourage them to become more involved in local planning processes. The initiative included the development and […]

Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan

Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2010 The Dzawada’enuxw CCP was developed in phases over three years, exploring the traditional governance, social practices, and community issues and their historical roots. The plan describes a vision for future generations incorporating traditional laws, values and practices. Innovations include a uniquely Dzawada’enuxw approach to community development based on the […]

Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy

Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Date: 2011-2013 Working with a larger consultant team, EcoPlan helped lead the development of a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for the Comox Valley Regional District. The RGS is unique in its use of clear, objective-based measures for its policy sections. These indicators are clearly linked to and coordinated […]

Climate Change and Health Backgrounders

Climate Change and Health Backgrounders Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan worked with the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Climate Action Secretariat to produce a series of factsheets designed to communicate the health risks of climate change to four key audience groups in the province (local governments and decision-makers, frontline health care workers, public health practitioners, […]

Advisory Services – Professional Planning, Research and Policy Services

Advisory Services – Professional Planning, Research and Policy Services EcoPlan has supported TransLink on two linked advisory services agreements, with the most recent focusing on three work streams: policy research and analysis support; facilitation, prioritization and strategic decision-making support; and public and stakeholder engagement support. The first advisory services program focused on three projects: a […]

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit Client:  Metro Vancouver, PlanH Date: 2014-2015 EcoPlan worked with Metro Vancouver, PlanH, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and several other partners to develop a guidebook and corresponding toolkit for Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities. The guidebook provides an introduction to HIA and outlines a five-step process […]

KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan

Moving From Crisis to Hope: KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan 2007 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence in Rural/Small Town Planning Planning Institute of British Columbia 2007 Award for Excellence in Planning EcoPlan coordinated a community-based project to establish a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for the Kwicksutaineuk Ah‐kwaw‐ah‐mish First Nations. The CCP was the [...]

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan: We Are of One Heart and Mind Client: Musqueam First Nation Date: 2010 – 2011 2011 Planning Institute of B.C. Award for Excellence in Planning Practice 2010 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in Recreation Planning (Honorable Mention) Musqueam’s comprehensive, sustainable community development plan, We Are of One Heart and Mind [...]