The Living in Niagara report provides a regular measure of quality of life in the Niagara region of Ontario. Sectors and Indicators in the report are described, built and owned by the Niagara-wide community.

Report construction is facilitated by Niagara Connects, a network of people working together to plan, learn, innovate and lead community action toward a stronger future. Niagara Connects engages diverse players in weaving together data, information and knowledge, to inform planning that leads to measurable impact.

The Living in Niagara report and its sister tool, (NKE) are cornerstones in building a culture of evidence-informed planning for Niagara. Both of these tools are based on the Living in Niagara Sectors, which align with the Social Determinants of Health1.

Living in Niagara Sectors include:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Community Belonging
  • Community Safety
  • Economic Prosperity
  • The Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing and Shelter
  • Learning and Education
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Work and Employment

1. Social Determinants of Health (SDH) are social and economic factors that influence people’s health. (Commission on Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, 2008)