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. Resources & Publications

    Economic Rapid Response Team Completes Second Survey of Niagara Businesses

    Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) now has a clearer picture of the local impact COVID-19 has had on Niagara’s business community, thanks to the completion of its second Business Impact Survey. Over 1,300 businesses, representing over 47,000 employees from all sectors and municipalities completed the online survey, administered between...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery

    This document aggregates and synthesizes emerging practices in transportation and street design in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights cities’ current efforts to re-organize streets to best manage the crisis and support economic recovery. Emerging practices are organized into stand-alone implementation sheets. The authors note that the document will...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

    The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals...
  5. 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...
  6. Partners & Projects

    Niagara Children’s Planning Council

    The Niagara Children’s Planning Council (NCPC) mission is to ensure children in Niagara receive the best start in life. Niagara Children’s Planning Council Vision: • Niagara – a community that ensures every child will reach optimal potential through cooperative investment in the Early Years. • All children in the Niagara region...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Employment Ontario Providers in Niagara: Supports for Employers during COVID-19

    Employment Ontario (EO) Providers in Niagara are continuing to provide services to employers in these unprecedented times. All EO agencies in Niagara are open for virtual business. They encourage employers to reach out to their local agencies. Published By: Employment Ontario Providers in Niagara Publication Date: March 2020
  8. Resources & Publications

    Perspectives on Climate Change – A Report on the 2019 Benchmarking Survey of Canadian Professional Planners

    In 2019, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) undertook a survey of planners in partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The survey was adapted from previous surveys carried out in 2009, 2011, and 2012. The 2019 survey covers 4 broad themes: Awareness of the impact of climate change on planning...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey (Completion Deadline: March 30, 2020)

    The Niagara Economic Rapid Response team asks Niagara businesses to complete a short Business Impact Survey, to help in the documentation of impacts and to inform recovery planning related to COVID-19. Published By: Niagara Economic Development, Niagara Region Publication Date: March, 2020

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