Announcing Living in Niagara 2017!

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

  1. Climate Change

    Climate Change Planning The Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2016 National Report – How Are Canadians Really Doing? Shows that, between 1994 and 2014 in Canada: Residential use of energy has reduced by 20%, with 82% of Canadians taking measures to...
  2. Participation in Social Activities

    The 2016 Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) National Report tracks Indicators from 1994 to 2014, across 8 Domains that align with the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors.  The CIW includes community belonging indicators in the Community Vitality, Time Use, and...
  1. Housing Affordability

    The 2016 Canadian Index of Wellbeing report shows that housing is becoming less affordable for Canadians, as they devote a greater proportion of their net income to meet their housing needs. Despite increases in family incomes between 1994 and 2014,...
  2. Housing and Shelter – Introduction

    The availability of affordable, safe and reliable housing and shelter in a community supports the health and well-being of its people. It is important to have a secure place to call home, where you build a collective history with others....

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

LIVING IN NIAGARA – 2017 REPORT

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

GENERATING KNOWLEDGE THAT DRIVES COMMUNITY ACTION.

PURPOSE OF THE
LIVING IN NIAGARA REPORT

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.