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  1. Voter Turnout

    Voter turnout refers to the number of eligible voters who cast a ballot in elections. According to the Conference Board of Canada: “One indicator commonly used to measure social cohesion is the proportion of individuals who participate in the political...
  2. Niagara Poverty Reduction and Prosperity Initiatives

    The Cost of the Consequences of Poverty to Niagara’s Economy Niagara Connects partnered with the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University to create the 2012 policy brief, “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?” The brief highlights that the...
  1. Introduction to Housing and Shelter

    People having a safe, acceptable, affordable place to live is fundamental to the well-being of individuals, families and our community. Being part of a secure home contributes to people’s wellness and allows them to pursue what’s important to their future,...
  2. Health Services in Niagara

    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: Number of Specific Health Facilities in...
  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.