Planning Resources

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Community Social Planning Council,  “Local Government Levers for Housing Affordability”

The toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of various tools and their municipal context, enabling local governments to make informed decisions. The toolkit highlights key tools and examples of policies and practices which are intended to make a difference in housing affordability, while addressing common challenges and proposing practical solutions. Click here for the document.

Climate Risk Institute

The Climate Risk Institute (CRI), together with our volunteer Resource Pathway Committee members, developed an Adaptation Resource Pathway for Planners (ARPP) in Canada with support from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and funding from Natural Resources Canada. Adaptation Resource Pathway Document Adaptation Resource Pathway for Planners (ARPP) – Climate Risk Institute

Alberta Government Review of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act

On June 15, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta referred the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act to the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship for a comprehensive review in accordance with section 37 of the Act. 

The City of Edmonton's Access Design Guide

A well-designed city is inclusive, accessible, safe, and considers the needs of everyone, regardless of age and ability. The City's Access Design Guide promotes accessibility in open spaces and facilities that are owned, operated, or leased by the City of Edmonton. View the guide at

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) - Update to the Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF)

The following activity has been added to the list of eligible low risk activities that now require a WAIF rather than a full Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR):
•    widening, improvements or maintenance of existing roads that take place within a registered road plan right of way
The full announcement from AEP is available HERE.  
For more information, please contact either Angela Burkinshaw, Director, Grants and Program Delivery at [email protected], or Matthew Wilson, Wetlands Team Lead, Grants and Program Delivery at [email protected]

A Planning Professionals Guide to Writing Requests for Proposals Click here for the document.

Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) Toolkits

Sample Consulting Services Agreement and Request for Proposals (RFP) Template