Step 1: Create connections and get to know your community

  • Community poster: A downloadable template you can tailor to create invitations or announcements about community events
  • Community Capacity Building: Public Health Agency of Canada –an in-depth tool that helps you assess the many aspects of developing community capacity
  • PlanH: BC Healthy Communities Society –an online resource to help local governments improve health and community well-being

Step 2: Assess your community's strengths and opportunities

Step 3: Prioritize and plan

  • Community Brainstorming template: A downloadable resource to capture and explore preliminary ideas for developing community initiatives
  • From the Ground Up: An organizing handbook for healthy communities -the full spectrum from getting started to evaluating your initiative
  • Community Action Plan: A downloadable template to help you plan your work in greater detail

Step 4: Implement and evaluate

  • Measure-up: Examples, tools, and resources to help your measure and describe your program’s impact without having to be an economist
  • Community Action Plan: A downloadable template to help you plan your work in greater detail
  • Evaluation Capacity Network: Evaluation resources, links, blogs and more with a focus on early childhood development
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