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...
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    Niagara Economic Development 5 Year Strategy: 2019-2024

    Niagara Economic Development (NED) has developed a five-year strategic action plan in partnership and collaboration with Brock University, Niagara College, local businesses, industry associations, chambers of commerce and community stakeholders. Over the past year, Niagara Economic Development has been consulting with the Niagara community on the economic future of the...
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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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    Analyzing 211 Rural Unmet Service Needs

    As a free telephone helpline and online search service that connects inquirers to community, health, social and government services, 211 Ontario records a variety of detailed caller demographics and needs information that could be of use for policy-makers in the provincial and municipal sector. This report summarizes data collection methodology,...
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    Debt and Assets Among Senior Canadian Families

    Using data from the Survey of Financial Security (SFS), this article looks at changes in debt, assets and net worth among senior Canadian families over the period from 1999 to 2016. It also examines changes in the debt-to-income ratio and the debt-to-asset ratio of senior families with debt. Published By:...
  6. Community Blog

    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...
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    Under The Knife and Under the Gun: An Overview of Regional Government In Niagara (Policy Brief 28)

    Prof. David Siegel, an expert on local government in Ontario, weighs in on the discussion surrounding regional government in Niagara. With the Ontario government having appointed two special advisors to review how effectively and efficiently regional governments across the province are operating, this policy brief is meant to present factual...
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    Canadian Income Survey, 2017

    This brief includes 2017 specific to the key areas: A strong labour market and an increase in child benefits drive growth in the income of working-age families Incomes of senior families have risen steadily since 2012 Poverty rates decline in 2017 The Low Income Measure declines overall, especially for children After-tax income...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Open Action Plan – What’s Next for Open Data in Canada

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the closing panel at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. This closing panel consisted of experts from government, academia, civil society and...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Expert Panel: Surprising Allies – The Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the Expert Panel on Surprising Allies at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. Open Data has been used for decades by established...

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