Announcing Living in Niagara 2017!

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  1. Sense of Community Belonging

    INCommunities is a community information centre providing information and referral services through their AIRS (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems) accredited 211 contact centre; Niagara Community Information Database; language interpreting services; and a volunteer matching program. 211 is a quick,...
  2. Motor Vehicle Collisions and Fatalities

    Motor Vehicle Collisions The following table shows the number of motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Niagara in 2014. Collisions are divided into class of collision and fatalities or injuries. Also included are the number of registered vehicles in that...
  1. People Getting Started – Introduction

    Very young children and their families, youth and new graduates, and newcomers to Canada require community support and resources to get started. Investment in creating positive conditions for early childhood development, young people starting out, and new immigrants and refugees...
  2. Employment Services in Niagara

    Contact details for Employment Ontario Service Providers in Niagara; the 5 Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities (SAEO) office locations operated by Niagara Region Community Services; and other related service providers are available on the Linking Niagara website at Adult...

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


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



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.