Resource Topics

HC Link maintains resource listings that offer a range of relevant information, research, strategies and tools on a variety of topics to support the development of healthy communities. For each of the topics listed in the left-hand menu, you will find resources developed by HC Link and other credible organizations.

Our Latest Resources




Strategic Planning: From mundane to meaningful

HC Link | 2016

This inDepth resource (also available in French) provides an overview of strategic planning including why, when and how to do it, who to involve, the key elements and what to consider when developing a strategic plan. It offers a simple, clear guide to strategic planning for community groups, coalitions and small non-profit organizations.




The Power of Reflection: An introduction to participatory evaluation techniques

HC Link | 2016

This @ a glance resource (also in French) presents a brief theoretical introduction to participatory evaluation, guidance on how to begin as well as three simple evaluation techniques that can be used by any community group or network. It offers practical and adaptable approaches to:

  • inform the development phase of a partnership,
  • reflect on group dynamics and processes, and/or
  • identify results after a project or community event.



Getting started with...Partnership Development

HC Link | 2016

Working with community partners often allows us to accomplish more than we could working on our own. This resource provides a brief overview and selection of resources, websites and other materials to 'get you started’ in developing partnerships.





First Steps to FLS Planning

HC Link | 2015

Planning to deliver French Language Services (FLS) can seem overwhelming, particularly if your organization is new to working with Francophone communities and delivering services in French. This resource is focussed on how to start planning -- and ultimately delivering -- services in French. 






Building Resiliency through Family-Based Programming

HC Link | 2015

This @ a Glance resource, written by CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and Parent Action on Drugs, provides an overview of family-based programming and its effectiveness for building resiliency in children and youth, as well as strengthening parenting capacity. It profiles three different family-based programsand offers a number of real-world learnings from programs currently being implemented across Ontario.