1. Community Blog

    Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara in 2019: Calculation Reports Released

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2019 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2019 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2018 calculations. The reports provide the full methodology used in the development of the calculations. With the annual cost of household living expenses...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Calculating the Cost of Living in Niagara Region 2019

    Calculating the cost of living in Niagara region requires a thoughtful process that determines and calculates expenditures necessary to meet basic needs and to participate both economically and socially in the community. In order to maintain calculation consistency with other Canadian communities, but to recognize the unique context of the...
  3. Resources & Publications

    The Ontario Food Terminal: A Priceless Hub in Ontario’s Food Value Chain

    This report provides an overview of the Ontario Food Terminal, its role in providing Ontario-grown and other fresh produce and horticultural products to the GGH market, as well as an analysis of its locational importance. Published By: The Canadian Urban Institute for the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance Publication...
  4. Resources & Publications

    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....
  5. Resources & Publications

    Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector

    The untapped potential of Canada’s value-added food sector presents an opportunity to increase international and interprovincial trade, inspire innovation, and break down barriers to economic growth across the country. While the food processing sector is already one of the country’s largest employers, there is plenty of room to grow. Published...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

    In September 2015, Canada and all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a shared blueprint for partnership, peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #40)

    The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a portrait of recent trends in the agribusiness sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it takes a deeper dive into some of the industry-specific strengths of the agribusiness sector as well as highlight...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Economic Update: May 2019

    The Niagara Economic Update is an annual report from Niagara Economic Development that provides an overview of the performance of Niagara’s overall economy. This update focuses on identifying areas of strength as well as identifying challenge areas. Published By: Niagara Economic Development, Regional Municipality of Niagara Publication Date: May 2019
  9. EventResources & Publications

    Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15th, 2019 webinar “Better Business Outcomes Through a More Secure Workforce” with Damin Starr of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises located in the Town of Lincoln as one of the webinar presenters. This webinar highlighted ways employers can learn how to mitigate risks...

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