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

  1. Volunteering

    Formal Volunteering can be defined as individuals giving their time to assist others on behalf of an organization. It is different from informal volunteering as volunteers must go through some organization to volunteer, rather than spontaneously engaging in volunteerism. This...
  2. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    Calls to Police for Domestic Violence The Niagara Regional Police Service 2013 Annual Report includes the following statistics: Family Violence: Reported Incidents 2013 Domestic related Calls for Service 9,543 Domestic related Reports 7,241 Non CCJS 5,669 Criminal Investigations 1,572 Criminal...
  1. Early Years Learning

    (Note: this information is also referred to in the “People Getting Started in the Niagara Community” Sector of this report, as it relates to people starting out as infants and children in Niagara.) Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC’s), Family Resource...
  1. Polls

    Complete the online polls about how you think Niagara is doing for any of the 12 sectors of the Living in Niagara – 2014 report that are of interest to you. The Niagara Research and Planning Council will track the online poll and publish the results, to inform focused planning for a strong, vibrant Niagara.


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.