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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, […]
Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan Date: 2014-2016 Part of supporting CCP implementation, EcoPlan developed a plan and helped to implement a multi-partner plan for transportation and mobility on Cowichan reserve land.
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 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 […]