Resources & Publications

  1. National Tourism Indicators, Third Quarter 2018

    The National Tourism Indicators (NTI) provide timely information which facilitates ongoing monitoring and analysis of tourism and its related activities in Canada. The NTI cover the domestic supply of tourism commodities (such as transportation, accommodation, food & beverages, recreation & entertainment), the demand for these commodities by Canadian and foreign...
  2. Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Expert Panel on Digital Rights – Data Governance, Policy and Ethics

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the Expert Panel on Digital Rights at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. Today there is an increasing need to examine our...
  3. Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Jean-Noé Landry Keynote Presentation State of Open Data – Local to Global

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for Hillary Hartley’s Keynote Presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. The State of Open Data reviews the...

Community Calendar

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
22
Tue
Sport for Life Canadian Summit @ Hilton Lac-Leamy
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada.

Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, Sport for Life aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

This summit is hosted by Sport for Life.

Jan
23
Wed
Crime, Safety and Security: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Citizens can fully participate in a community and enjoy their lives when they feel safe and secure in their homes, neighbourhoods, public places or workplaces. We can live more fully when we and our loved ones are not at risk of harm. Read more about the Crime, Safety and Security Sector here.

Mindfulness Workshop for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mindfulness Workshop for Care Partners

Speaker: Gail McKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

Respite services are available. Please call the office to discuss eligibility.

Register by phone (905-687-3914) or online.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

ACT for Co-occurring Depression and Alcohol Use @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service

Aims of the session:

  • Review the clinical formulation for alcohol and depression using the ACT hexaflex
  • Review the function of alcohol use as a means of “avoidance” and the paradox of control strategies
  • Practice making room for psychological triggers to substance use and barriers to value-consistent living
  • Review defusion strategies and metaphors for alcohol use disorder and depression
  • Understand the ACT view of addiction and how “self as context” can be impacted

Attend the session in-person or remotely.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Economic Prosperity: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Achieving socio-economic stability is an essential ingredient in quality of life for Niagara. We have gathered the evidence that our economy is primarily based on small to medium-sized enterprises, and that the sum total of both the direct and indirect consequences of poverty is costing everyone, collectively, in Niagara $1.38 billion annually. Knowing this, leaders across Sectors are recognizing that working together toward community vibrancy is the contemporary way to build a prosperous Niagara. Read more about the Economic Prosperity Sector here.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Jan
24
Thu
The Environment: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Our environment provides beauty, living space and economic, recreational and tourist potential. It also provides for agriculture, food and nourishment. Read more about the Environment Sector here.

Partners & Projects

  1. Data Professionals of Niagara

    DPN (Data Professionals of Niagara) is an informal association for professionals, students, and enthusiasts of Data-related subjects. DPN is focused on community building, education, and advocacy. The group currently hosts a monthly event called Data Cafe where members can network and learn from each other. Membership is free. Maira Bay de...
  2. Spark Technical Academy

    Spark Technical Academy in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada offers non-accredited skills training in Cybersecurity and other emerging technology areas, in partnership with Stratford University. This skills training academy has been created by the team of Spark Niagara Innovation Centre whom have an extensive background in both the academic and innovation sector....

Community Blog

  1. Release of the 2018 Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara Region Calculations

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2018 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2018 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2017 calculations. In 2018, the annual cost of household living expenses for a family of four in the Niagara region of Ontario is conservatively pegged at over $71,000. The hourly...
  2. Support for Internationally Trained Professionals in Niagara

    Newcomers are important to the economic and cultural future of Niagara. However, for internationally trained professionals the process to transfer education and work experience to the same profession in Canada can be both confusing and discouraging. The Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre has a new program to provide support...

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