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  1. Crime in Niagara

    Overall Crime Rates and Violent Crime Rates The Crime Severity Index issued by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics tracks changes in the severity of police-reported crime from year to year. It takes into account not only the change in...
  1. Introduction to Health and Wellness

    Health can be defined as the physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of individuals. Overall health of the population is determined by people’s income, education, employment and housing, as well as a combination of preventive and rehabilitative approaches and services....
  2. School Enrolment Trends and Presence of International Students

    Elementary and Secondary school enrolment numbers are declining Ontario-wide, and in Niagara. The following Statistics Canada table shows the significant downward trend in publicly-funded school enrolment by province, beginning in 2001. Percentage Change in Enrolments (Headcounts) Between 2001/2002 and 2007/2008,...
  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.