Resources & Publications

  1. Population Size and Growth in Canada: Key Results from the 2016 Census

    Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. The count tallies 35,151,728 people who reported living in Canada on Census Day, May 10, 2016, and shows the patterns of population growth across the country. Published By: Statistics Canada Publication Date: February...
  2. Game On: Sport Participation as a Vehicle for Positive Development for Youth Facing Barriers

    Sport is the most popular extra-curricular activity for youth across Canada and has been identified as an important environment to foster psychosocial development in youth. It is particularly important for youth who face multiple barriers and vulnerabilities, as identified in Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed...
  3. Check in to Check Up: Staff and Volunteers – Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the January 25, 2017 webinar with presenters Rosanna Thoms & Bryan Rose. 35 participants joined this event from 24 different organizations across Niagara. During this last webinar in the three-part series, presenters reviewed the Imagine Canada Quality Standards and Niagara Community Foundation’s Centre of Excellence in Non-Profit...

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Identification and Aftercare of Trafficked Persons in Ontario: What Health-care Providers Need to Know @ Online
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, and exercising control over someone in order to exploit them (RCMP, 2013). It may involve international border crossing, but more often occurs within Canada between cities/provinces, or even within a single city.

Several forms of human trafficking exist, and recent data demonstrates that while many marginalized persons are vulnerable, healthcare providers may need to consider screening all clients in diverse clinical environments.

Although there is a long history in Canada of law enforcement and social service involvement, healthcare providers may not have received the same level of training in order to safely and effectively identify, assess, and refer trafficked persons.

This webinar will familiarize you with the scope and scale of human trafficking in Ontario and Canada, and how healthcare providers can play a critical role in the identification, and aftercare provided to these individuals.

During this session, you will also be provided with information as to how to navigate and access local resources, and discuss future directions for advocacy and change at the systems level.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Overview of human trafficking at the provincial and national level
  • Safely identify trafficked persons, and learn about health assessment and health needs
  • Learn strategies to coordinate care once trafficked person identified

This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Niagara Falls: Success Circle for Women Entrepreneurs @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for networking or mentoring? Join a monthly Success Circle for Women Entrepreneurs.

Success Circles are a safe place to share your successes and challenges, to give and receive support. There’s a place at the table for you!

Success Circles are hosted at 5 locations across Niagara:

  • Fort Erie
  • Niagara Falls
  • Port Colborne
  • St. Catharines
  • Welland

For more information, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or

These sessions are hosted by the Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.

Quality Improvement: From Idea Generation to Evaluation @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Do you have a project, but don’t know the best way to set it up for success? Do you have an idea that needs to be put into action?

Join this hands-on workshop on the tools and thinking needed to push a project through from beginning to end, set in the context of concurrent disorders (i.e.: mental health and addiction capable). Whether it’s nailing down the problem, planning your steps, or measuring your success, facilitators will equip you with the tools to succeed.

Facilitators: Ava Dideban & Bryan Herechuk, Quality Consultants, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

This workshop is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.

Transportation Master Plan: Public Information Centre @ Civic Square - Community Room
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region will be hosting its fourth series of Public Information Centres on the development of its Transportation Master Plan.

Since the last Public Information Centres held in November/December of 2016, the Project Team has developed preliminary recommendations for Niagara Region’s transportation system.

At the meeting, residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the study process and a summary of what has been heard from the public to date. Specifically, the meetings will focus on:

  • The 2041 road network transportation infrastructure recommendations
  • A strategic cycling network and Regional cyclist way-finding signage guidelines
  • Complete Streets
  • Transit
  • Transportation Demand Management/Transportation System Management
  • Moving Goods

Additional Public Information Centres:

  • February 22 – Kiwanis Aquatics Centre, St. Catharines
  • March 1 – Town Hall, Grimsby
  • March 2 – Gale Centre, Niagara Falls

This Public Information Centre is hosted by Niagara Region.

Information Session: Niagara North Family Health Team @ Garden City Family Health Team
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Members of the Niagara community are invited to this coffee & information night to learn and ask questions about the upcoming merger of the Garden City Family Health Team & Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health Team.

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 15th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of the horticultural sector including government, industry, business, consultants, producers, associations, researchers and educators.

This 2-day convention features a great lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities. Learn, discover and network together with people who can help grow your knowledge and discover for yourself why OFVC is called Canada’s Premier Horticultural Event.

This event is hosted by the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention.

Frontline Housing Support Network Meeting @ Housing Help Centre
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am

The Frontline Housing Support Network is in development and welcomes your input and engagement.

The focus of this meeting will be on solidifying the purpose, structure, and timeline of the network.

This group welcomes any frontline staff wanting to work towards positive change in the housing sector in Niagara.

This meeting is hosted by the Frontline Housing Support Network.

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  1. First Book Canada – Niagara Book Distribution

    First Book Canada provides access to new books for low income children and families. To date, First Book Canada has distributed more than 4.5 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout Canada. First Book Canada is transforming the lives of low income...

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