HC Link Resources
HC Link | 2015
This webinar provided a brief overview of the policy and planning system in Ontario and the processes, tools and the benefits of getting involved in an Official Plan review.
Where We Live, Work & Play - Building environmentally & socially healthier communities
HC Link | 2013
This workshop shared research outlining what makes a healthy community, efforts across Ontario to understand the health impacts of car-dependant community building, and examples of how communities might take action to improve how we build.
Building Healthy Communities webinar series
Evaluating Impacts of Development Proposals
HC Link | 2013
This webinar covered the factors that shape new land developments and opportunities to become engaged in planning and decision-making about developments and community change.
Influencing Changes to the Built Environment
HC Link | 2013
This webinar presented information and examples of the features of a healthy built community and opportunities for engagement in municipal planning processes and official plan reviews.
Heart Health Resource Centre | 2008
This presentation provides practical information and advice on creating a vision, framework and momentum for the establishment of an Active Community.
Heart Health Resource Centre | 2007
This newsletter explores the relationship between the built environment and residents’ physical activity levels, and makes the argument that land use decisions should be informed by input from health agencies. Planning walkable, active communities requires partnerships and input from a variety of sectors that have not traditionally worked together including: planners, municipal politicians and staff, conservation authorities, educators, health agencies and various interest groups.
Other Resources & Documents
The Lancet | 2016
This 3-part series explores how integrated multisector city planning, including urban design and transport planning, can be used as an important and currently underused force for health and wellbeing within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals in both high-income countries and low-income and middle-income countries.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer | 2016
This webinar provides and overview of active transportation policy tools and resources developed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, including the Prevention Policies Directory, Canadian Municipal and Provincial/Territorial Active Transportation Policy Maps and Active Transportation Policy Case Studies, and highlights how they can inform and add value to active transportation work.
Urban Land Institute | 2015
The Toolkit provides 21 evidence-based recommendations to create places that contribute to healthier people and communities that are supported by action-oriented evidence-based and best practice strategies. The report also includes seven schematics that illustrate how the recommendations can be applied.
Public Health Agency of Canada | 2012
The report presents data compiled from the 2011 Canadian Community Health Survey Rapid Response Module on Neighbourhood Environments, including the number of Canadians who live in neighbourhoods that promote leisure-time physical activity and active transportation (walking or biking to work or school). (French)
Canadian Institute of Planners | 2012
Designed to help planners promote healthier communities, and to understand how health practitioners can support them in attaining that shared goal.
Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Fact sheets
Canadian Institute of Planners, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information
This fact sheet series summarize findings from Canadian built environment research conducted between 2007 and 2011.
Fact Sheet 1: Active Transportation, Health and Community Design: What is the Canadian evidence saying?
Fact Sheet 2: Active Living, Children & Youth: What is the Canadian evidence saying?
Fact Sheet 3: Health Equity and Community Design: What is the Canadian evidence saying?
Ontario Professional Planners Institute | 2012
OPPI calls upon planners and other stakeholders to support an active transportation system that is safe, efficient, convenient, equitable, and based upon sound policy and planning principles.
Ontario Professional Planners Institute | 2011
OPPI calls upon planners, public decision making bodies and the private sector to make healthy community planning a priority. Action is needed to support strong, livable and healthy communities that enhance social well being and are economically sound.
Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing | 2009
This handbook offers ideas on how places can be planned and designed more sustainably for healthy, active living and to retain and attract residents, investors and visitors.
8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization based on a simple concept: if you build a city that's great for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, you build a city that's great for everyone. They specialize in transforming cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places.
Canada Walks seeks to create communities in which active transportation is safe, practical, and inviting. It is an initiative of Green Communities Canada that brings together a diverse group of projects (such as Active & Safe Routes to School and Walk Friendly Ontario) whose focus is on promoting walking and walkable communities.
A policy and design hub from the Toronto Centre for Active Transportion for building safe and inviting streets for all. The website provides case studies, policy expertise, news and the latest research.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s website includes a number of resources and tools related to land use planning and development, Citizens' Guides to Land-use Planning and well as the Provincial Policy Statement, the cornerstone of Ontario’s land use planning system, that houses the province’s policies concerning land use planning and development.
OPPI provides leadership in achieving healthy and sustainable communities in Ontario through the Institute’s Calls to Action and Policy Papers on issues related to land use planning and active transportation. OPPI sees this as critical as where we work, live, and play is vitally important to the quality of our lives.
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with and on behalf of municipalities to enhance their ability to make their communities more bicycle- friendly.