1. Community Blog

    Please complete the Niagara Skills Survey

    The Economic Prosperity Sector of the Living in Niagara-2017 quality of life report included a Suggested Action Step focused on creating the conditions for increasing quality of jobs and productivity in Niagara; and growing the talent pool that attracts businesses to invest in Niagara. The report called for building “a...
  2. Community Blog

    Niagara Community Foundation: Governance Partners Program (GPP)

    The Governance Partners Program (GPP) was launched by the Niagara Community Foundation in 2016. This program helps registered charities identify their strengths and challenges they are facing in governance and management, and to provide expertise and resources to help charities improve their practices. Strong governance is about: Board leadership, oversight,...
  3. Community Blog

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a Dental Superhero? Join the Quest Community Health Centre (CHC) Volunteer Dental Program

    When was the last time you had a dental check up? Six months? Maybe a year? Can you imagine not having had a check-up or your teeth cleaned in years… Or never? Across Canada every year an estimated 6 million Canadians don’t see a dentist because they can’t afford it....
  4. Community Blog

    Physical Literacy and Older Adults Workshop: Port Weller Community Centre

    Physical Literacy and Older Adults Workshop: Port Weller Community Centre May 16th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Are you an Activity Leader or Health and Social Service Provider working with Adults 55+? This is your last chance to attend a free workshop that will change the way you think...
  5. Community Blog

    New Database Shines a Light on Niagara’s Housing Landscape

    Niagara Region has engaged with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) to produce a single source of housing-related data that clearly delineates housing need. This new database supports the Region’s work on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, by advancing our understanding of the housing landscape in Niagara....
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    BCM Insurance Announces Major Community Investment

    Bertie and Clinton Mutual (BCM) Insurance Company’s 1880 origins are based in serving community. BCM’s early roots were established by a group of farmers who were unable to find fire insurance at a reasonable cost. They ultimately got together to form their own insurance company. The company is now expanding the...
  7. Community Blog

    Niagara College Becomes Canada’s First College to Join Age-Friendly University Global Network

    Niagara College has become the first college in Canada to be designated as a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. Currently comprised of 44 postsecondary institutions from around the world – including six Canadian universities – the global network is dedicated to the role higher education can play...
  8. Community Blog

    Call for Applicants for Steering Committee Members for the Transforming Health Care for the Homeless in Niagara Emergency Departments Pilot Project

    Do you believe that the poor health outcomes often experienced by marginalized communities are unfair and unjust?  Do you want to guide healthcare transformation to better support our community’s most vulnerable members? If so, we have the opportunity that you are looking for. This summer, a pilot project will be...
  9. Community Blog

    Human Trafficking in Niagara

    In 2018, people in the Niagara community came together to shed light on the issue of human trafficking, a nefarious crime that has long been operating in our midst. On February 28, 2018, 15 agencies across Niagara co-signed the Niagara Region Emergency Response Protocol for Human Trafficking, including police, fire...
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    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...

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