Living in Niagara 2020 is here!


Please click on the sector buttons to read a Sector Summary report.

Measures for Sector Indicators can be found in Sector Technical Documents below:

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

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.

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

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

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.