Resources & Publications

  1. Federal Election Turnout in Niagara: 2004-2011

    This infographic displays voter turnout in Niagara ridings for the four federal elections conducted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. It also includes the reasons why people don’t vote, as per a Statistics Canada survey done Canada-wide in 2011. Published By: Brock University Niagara Community Observatory Publication Date: 2015  
  2. Niagara Region Agri-Food Strategy

    The draft 2015 Niagara Region Agri-Food Strategy was developed between November, 2014 and March, 2015. It was presented to the Niagara Region Agricultural Policy and Action Committee on April 10, 2015. The Strategy Work Plan is being finalized for presentation to Niagara Region Council this Fall. Prepared By: Margaret Walton (Planscape)...
  3. The Impact of SafeTALK Training on Suicide Prevention and a Culture of Health and Safety in Niagara: Event Recording

    Suicide can affect anyone and it is estimated that 1 individual dies by suicide every 8 days in Niagara. Since its development in Calgary in 2006, safeTALK has been used to train people in over 20 countries around the world.  Skills learned from taking the SafeTALK training course are helping...
  4. Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health – An Evidence Review

    This report focuses on the impact green space has on health outcomes and the characteristics that may modify the impacts. The meta-narrative systematic review includes literature that examines urban green space and physical health, mental health and wellbeing. Author: Tara Zupancic, Marianne Kingsley, Timothy Jason, Ronald Macfarlane Published By: Toronto Public Health...

Community Calendar



2nov - 4nov 28:30 amnov 4Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults
2nov2:00 pm- 3:00 pmPublic Forum: Overview of Dementia
3nov8:00 am- 9:30 am14th Annual Niagara Leaders Breakfast
3nov7:00 pm- 8:30 pmConversation Café: What is the Meaning of Risk-Taking?

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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