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  1. Emergency Services

    Calls to Police Ambulance and Fire The 2012 OMBI (Ontario Municipal CAO’s Benchmarking Initiative) Performance Report describes Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as follows: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), often referred to as ambulance or paramedic services, provides emergency care to stabilize...
  2. Land

    Agriculture Niagara Farm Facts, cited on the Niagara Region website include: Total Gross Farm Receipts            $511,395,019 Total number of census farms        2266 Area in Farms              ...
  1. Housing Affordability

    Spending 30% of Income on Shelter and Housing In prior versions of this report, this measure was listed as an indicator called ‘Spending over 30% of income on shelter and housing in Niagara’. This measure speaks to the affordability of...
  2. Labour Force in Niagara

    Labour Force Estimates Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Toronto (Ont.), Hamilton (Ont.), St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.))   September 2014 October 2014 September 2014 to October 2014 October 2013 to October 2014 September 2014...
  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.