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  1. Economic Development in Niagara

    Economic Performance and Growth CIBC World Markets (CIBCWM) Metropolitan Economic Activity Index “The CIBCWM Metropolitan Economic Activity Index is a measure designed to assess the relative performance of Canada’s major cities using yearly changes for nine key macroeconomic variables and...
  1. Levels of Education Attainment

    Secondary School Completion Rates Ontario’s Provincial Goal for secondary school graduation rates is 85%. Community Literacy of Ontario cites “20 Reasons Why Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills Programs Matter”. Reason # 12 refers to “Literacy and YOUTH”: “The high school...
  2. Chronic Disease and Injury

    Note to Reader: Information in this Sector often includes the acronym HNHB LHIN, referring to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. Information about the HNHB LHIN can be found at: Perceived Ratings of Mental Well-Being and...
  1. Living in Niagara – 2011 provides a description of:

    12 critical sectors that describe life in Niagara and 142 critical indicators associated with each of those sectors. Niagara as a place to live, learn, work, play and grow. How well we are doing in comparison to provincial and national trends in 12 areas critical to quality of life in this region. This report is not intended to cover all available information. Rather, it provides a snapshot of Niagara at one point in time. It is available as a summary hard copy document, and in a longer format on the website to be read, discussed and used in planning leadership and community action initiatives. Data gathering was conducted by Niagara community leaders and organizations with the assistance of a research team. Living in Niagara – 2011 highlights fundamental trends affecting our community’s vibrancy and quality of life and was compiled by a team of research professionals using available data from numerous...


This report maps indicators of the vitality of the community of Niagara. It identifies significant trends providing insights into issues that make a difference in the lives of Niagara residents. It can be used as:

  • an effective tool to encourage discussion about key areas of importance to quality of life in Niagara;
  • a catalyst for community action; and
  • a basis for evidence-informed planning and decision-making that will strengthen our region.

Applied research will guide solution generation, innovation and community action.