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

  1. Participation in Social Activities

    Being socially connected with families, friends and with community contacts through social institutions, clubs and organizations fosters social interaction, increases a sense of belonging and inclusion, provides emotional support and builds possible networks for positive action. Social networks are created...
  2. Introduction to Environment

    Niagara is known globally for its natural assets. People who live and visit here enjoy our environment and have a responsibility to protect it. The Niagara Escarpment; Great Lakes Erie and Ontario; the Niagara River and Niagara Falls; and the...
  1. Employment Services in Niagara

    The Information Niagara Database contains 36 listings for organizations providing employment services around Niagara, including 13 located in St. Catharines; 7 in Welland; 4 in Niagara Falls; 3 in Fort Erie; and 1 each in Beamsville, Grimsby, Port Colborne, Smithville...
  2. Population Level Outcomes

    Note to Reader: Information in this Sector often includes the acronym HNHB LHIN, referring to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. Life Expectancy in Niagara Life expectancy in Niagara is the same as that in the rest...
  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.