Announcing Living in Niagara 2017!

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It is an exciting time to live here. Together, we can make Niagara even better!

  1. Health and Wellness – Introduction

    Our health is determined by the conditions in which we are born, grow, learn, live, work and age. Strong cross-Sectoral linkages exist between Health and Wellness and all other Living in Niagara Sectors. There is an increasing focus on making...
  2. Climate Change

    Climate Change Planning The Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2016 National Report – How Are Canadians Really Doing? Shows that, between 1994 and 2014 in Canada: Residential use of energy has reduced by 20%, with 82% of Canadians taking measures to...
  1. Early Years Learning

    The Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) offers thought leadership, cutting edge training, innovative resources, and coaching services highlighting best practices and emerging trends in early learning and child care. ECCDC provides Parent Direct Niagara, an online directory to help...
  2. Starting Out as a Child in Niagara

    National Context The Canadian Index of Wellbeing warns that only 1 in 4 Canadian children aged 0 to 5 have access to regulated, centre-based child care, even though the rate more than doubled in the past 20 years (11.5% in...

Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network of people working together to plan, learn, innovate and lead community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Niagara Connects engages diverse players to collaboratively build evidence-informed action plans for transformative socio-economic change.

Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Build community capacity to use Niagara-focused evidence (data, information, knowledge) to inform planning and decision-making
  • Facilitate coordinated community action to create the conditions for a more vibrant Niagara
  • Strengthen Niagara Connects as a value-add and sustainable enterprise in the Niagara-wide community

LIVING IN NIAGARA – 2017 REPORT

Publisher: Niagara Connects

Editor: Mary Wiley, Executive Director, Niagara Connects

Niagara Research and Planning Council o/a Niagara Connects Board Members:
Anne Hepplewhite, Chair; Jayne Morrish, Secretary; Melenie Neamtz, Treasurer; Charles Conteh, Director; Clare Cameron, Director; Duncan MacDuff, Director; Majid Hassas, Director; Monika Seymour, Director

Thank you to:

  • Community Expert Opinion Leaders in each of the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors,
    for sharing data, information, and knowledge to strengthen this report
  • Niagara Connects Board Members for guiding overall direction of the report
  • Niagara Connects team members: Sarah Webster (Sr. Knowledge Broker);
    Sara Johnston (Resources Coordinator); Paul Connor (Economics Advisor);
    and Catherine Mindorff-Facca (Sr. Associate; retired)
  • Niagara Community Foundation for financially supporting production of this report
  • Spritz Creative for design, website, IT, and Launch Video support

GENERATING KNOWLEDGE THAT DRIVES COMMUNITY ACTION.

PURPOSE OF THE
LIVING IN NIAGARA REPORT

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.