1. Resources & Publications

    Reflections on Amalgamation: Where Do We Go From Here? (Policy Brief #44)

    The Niagara Community Observatory produced a policy brief in April 2019 entitled “Under the Knife & Under the Gun: An overview of regional government in Niagara.” The ominous feeling reflected in that title captures the tension that municipalities felt at the time. Twenty years ago the local government system was...
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    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Implementation Project (2017-2019) Full Evaluation Report

    This report summarizes evaluation results of the Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) project to begin implementing the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP, 2015). The project was completed from 2017 to 2019, with funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Publication Date: October 2019 Complementary...
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    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Implementation Project (2017-2019) Evaluation Highlights

    This two-page document summarizes both progress toward, and future opportunities for, implementing the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP). Final evaluation findings for the 2017-2019 NASAP Implementation Project are shared by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN). Complementary Resource: Full Evaluation Report Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Publication Date: October...
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    Niagara Region Strategic Plan 2019-2022

    The purpose of a strategic plan is to guide the work of the organization over a four year period, to shape a new direction for Niagara as a community and an organization. Niagara Regional Council set strategic directions focused on services provided at the Regional government level, bringing attention to...
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    Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change Fact Sheets

    Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change is a campaign made up of individuals and organizations working to build community-based capacity to address the growing racialization of poverty and the resulting increased levels of social exclusion and marginalization of racialized communities (both Indigenous Peoples and peoples of colour) across Ontario....
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    Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

    Struck in January 2018, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector. Through extensive consultations, the committee heard evidence on four key topics: the people working and volunteering in the sector; the rules governing the sector; and the...
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    Age-Friendly Niagara Network E-Newsletter Archives

    The Age-Friendly Niagara Network publishes a monthly e-newsletter that highlights age-friendly action, events, resources and news stories. To receive this communication, subscribe to the mailing list. Past issues of the e-newsletter are archived on the Age-Friendly Niagara Network website. Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network
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    Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara 2018-19 Annual Report

    A brief report with stories and statistics outlining the 2018-19 experience for FACS Niagara in terms of service to the Niagara community. This report highlights data about fostering and adopting, referrals and investigation, the Family Enrichment program and other support services, volunteers, and supporting youth in the transition to living...
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    Caregivers in Alberta Fact Sheets

    In recognition of Caregivers Week in Alberta May 5-11, 2019, two infographics were co-created with Caregivers Alberta and provincial government stakeholders. The infographics help raise awareness about the contributions that 965,000 caregivers in Alberta make, saving the Alberta health care system $5.8 billion each year based on hiring replacement workers...
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    Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report

    Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report “Helping good people build smart and caring communities” The Foundation has been a partner with Niagara Connects since inception. We are happy to share that 2018 was a transformational year for the Foundation. Here are some of the highlights of the Foundation’s impact in...

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