1. NewsResources & Publications

    2020 State of the Region

    This June 18, 2020 virtual event, hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, features a keynote address by Niagara Region Chair Jim Bradley. His address is followed by a panel discussion including senior Niagara Region staff members: Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Acting Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner, Public Health...
  2. Community Blog

    It’s Go Time, Pathstone wants you to take The 5Five5 Challenge!

    On the 5th day of the 5th month, Pathstone Foundation kicked off a new interactive campaign to raise vital funds in support of children’s mental health through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. With the cancellation of dozens of community events due to the pandemic, we are estimating a financial loss...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Themes and Next Steps: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Special COVID-19 Online Meeting

    This 2-page document summarizes comments, discussion and ideas shared at a special online Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) meeting held on May 01, 2020. The virtual meeting included leaders with Local Municipal Age-Friendly and Seniors Advisory Committees in all 12 local areas of Niagara. Participants shared their thinking about COVID-19 related...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Social Prescribing in Ontario Final Report, March 2020

    What makes people healthy isn’t just genetics and lifestyle choices. Access to healthy food, education, employment, income, and opportunities for connectedness all have significant impacts on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a specially structured way of referring people to a range of local, non-clinical services. It...
  5. NewsResources & Publications

    Resources for Niagara Residents

    This reference tool for Niagara residents is provided by United Way Niagara, in partnership with Niagara Gatekeepers, Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN), and 211. Niagara Gatekeepers is a phone line referral service that anyone can call to help connect an at-risk senior who is 55 years of age or...
  6. NewsResources & Publications

    A Framework for Reopening our Province

    In late April 2020, the Government of Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – reopening our province. This framework was developed as a first step, to guide the government’s approach. The framework outlines methods and principles that will be used to reopen...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Density Done Right – A Thoughtful Approach to Greater Urban Density in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area

    The Greater Golden Horseshoe faces a dilemma: how to accommodate millions of new residents in the next 20 years without continuing the unsustainable growth pattern of suburban sprawl and hyper-concentrated density. This report puts forward a proposal for growing municipalities through carefully planned urban intensification, or Distributed Density, for the...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Children’s Planning Council Community Connections

    During uncertain times due to COVID-19, the Niagara Children’s Planning Council (NCPC) wants to stay connected to its members and their community. In late March 2020, the NCPC began sharing inspiring information and resources with its members, for the purpose of supporting each other and helping families. NCPC leaders encourage...

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