Resources & Publications

  1. Labour Force Video Series

    The most recent phase of the Labour Force project explored existing tools and resources, potential partners and initiatives to develop a better understanding of how to move the themes from the research phase of the project into practice. As part of this pilot project initiative, ONN and partners created a video series to highlight...
  2. Hunger Count 2015

    The Hunger Count report presents results from an annual study of more than 4,000 food banks and other food programs in every province and territory. This comprehensive report offers stark evidence of the realities faced by the more than 850,000 people who access food banks each month: the reality that government managed income benefits are inadequate...
  3. Change Work: Valuing Decent Work in the Not-for-Profit Sector

    Though many organizations in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector are focused on providing employment services, alleviating poverty and promoting community health and well-being, little attention is paid to the sector’s role as an employer in promoting these same goals.  However, the health of the NFP sector as an employer directly impacts...
  4. Promoting Active Play for Children 0-12: A Review of Community-Based Interventions

    It is well-accepted that being physically active contributes to the health and well-being of children. One approach used to promote health behaviour changes in children is through community-based interventions. Community- based interventions most often refer to using the community setting (e.g., schools, local parks, neighbourhoods) as a target for intervention...

Community Calendar


27nov2:30 pm- 4:30 pmNational Housing Day & Be A Voice Awards
28nov8:00 am- 4:00 pmThe Canadian Pathways Conference
28nov9:30 amA Collective Approach to Food Security: Environment and Health
28nov10:00 am- 4:30 pmThe Empowerment Project
28nov12:15 pmA Collective Approach to Food Security: Education


Partners & Projects

  1. Partners for Mental Health

    Partners for Mental Health is a national charity, accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, whose mandate is to change the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and those living with mental illness. Through partnerships, public engagement and strategic initiatives, Partners for Mental Health mobilizes and engages...
  2. Lifelong Learning Niagara

    Established in 2015, Lifelong Learning Niagara is a non-profit, independent organization closely modeled on other lifelong learning groups in Ontario. Their mission is to foster socially engaging, relevant and inspiring third age learning experiences. Visit their website for a list of upcoming classes: Virginia Stewart CONTACT DETAILS Email:      

Community Blog

  1. Exploring Food Systems in Niagara

    A diverse group of people and organizations is working together to gather building blocks for a Food Systems Framework for Niagara. This work is being facilitated by Niagara Connects, in partnership with the former Healthy Living Niagara, and Niagara Region Public Health. Environmental scan building blocks already in place include:...
  2. The Impact of SafeTALK Training on Suicide Prevention and a Culture of Health and Safety in Niagara: Webinar Follow Up

    In Niagara 45 people die by suicide each year; that is 1 death every 8 days. Most people with thoughts of suicide either directly or indirectly invite help to stay safe. Therefore, one way to reduce the incidence of suicide is to increase the capacity within our community to recognize...

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