Resources & Publications

  1. 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...
  2. Texting While Driving Behaviour among Ontario Youth and Young Adults

    In 2009, Ontario introduced a ban on the use of hand-held devices while driving. According to current collision trends from the Ministry of Transportation, fatalities related to distracted driving are forecasted to exceed those from drinking and driving by 2016. This report details the prevalence, motives and types of TWD behaviour among...
  3. Food and Farming: An Action Plan 2021

    This action plan for the Golden Horseshoe provides a blueprint for supporting and growing a thriving, integrated food and farming sector in the Golden Horseshoe. It responds to the common challenges and opportunities the area shares. These challenges and opportunities arise from the large concentration of population, growth pressures, conflict between...

Community Calendar

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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