Resources & Publications

  1. Walk Score and the Prevalence of Utilitarian Walking and Obesity Among Ontario Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study

    The rising prevalence of obesity in Canada has led researchers to examine not only individual behaviours, but also, environmental factors that may be contributing to the increase. Interest is growing in potential effects of the built environment, notably, neighbourhood walkability, on the risk of obesity and related diseases. The objective of this...
  2. Designed to Move: Active Cities (A Guide for Leaders)

    A city’s ability to compete depends on an active population. The research is clear on this. Integrating physical activity into the places we work, live, learn, travel and play is the only way to ensure we move enough to thrive. Physical inactivity is bankrupting economies at the national level but...
  3. The Town with No Poverty: Using Health Administration Data to Revisit Outcomes of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment

    A Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) field experiment ran in the province of Manitoba between 1974 and 1979, and ended with no final report and no analysis of data from the saturation site. This essay uses a quasi-experimental design and routinely collected health administration data to revisit outcomes for the saturation site. Results document...

Community Calendar


5aug11:00 am- 12:00 pmWebinar: What to Expect - Maternal Cannabis Use During Pregnancy
5aug1:00 pm- 2:00 pmWebinar: Empowering Users
7aug9:00 am- 12:00 pmSomatic Therapies: An Introduction to Working with the Body to Heal Trauma and Chronic Stress
7aug1:00 pm- 4:00 pmUsing the Power of Play to Heal Trauma in Children
8aug9:00 am- 4:00 pmComprehensive Trauma Assessment Workshop

Partners & Projects

  1. Niagara Dental Health Coalition

    The Niagara Dental Health Coalition advocates and builds capacity for the expansion of accessible dental health services for adults and seniors living on low incomes. The Coalition aims to do so by: Overcoming barriers to accessing dental health services. Promoting efforts that help people navigate the existing patchwork of dental...
  2. Ontario Literacy Association Niagara

    Formerly the Ontario Reading Association (ORA), the Ontario Literacy Association Niagara (OLAN) is a local provincial chapter of the International Literacy Association. It is a professional organization of individuals devoted to enhancing the language and literacy experiences of individuals across the life span. The purposes of OLAN shall be: To enhance...

Community Blog

  1. The Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Officially Launched

    The Niagara Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Network officially launched the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan on June 5, 2015 in conjunction with the celebration of Seniors Month in Ontario. The Seniors Month theme “Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities” resonates throughout the Niagara Plan. The launch event marked the completion of the...

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