1. Resources & Publications

    2018 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report

    MBNCanada is a collaborative of Canadian municipalities whose mission is to enhance municipal service delivery by leading the development and application of municipal performance measurement and benchmarking. MBNCanada collects data from across 36 municipal service areas that informs evidence-based decision making and ensures that member municipalities are providing effective and...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Region Strategic Plan 2019-2022

    The purpose of a strategic plan is to guide the work of the organization over a four year period, to shape a new direction for Niagara as a community and an organization. Niagara Regional Council set strategic directions focused on services provided at the Regional government level, bringing attention to...
  3. Resources & Publications

    2019 Hunger Report: Ontario’s Changing Employment Landscape and Its Impact on Food Bank Use

    The 2019 Hunger Report provides analysis of the data gathered by the Ontario food bank network, through the Link2Feed client intake system, between April 1st 2018 – March 31st, 2019. This report also includes a special feature on emerging trends in the Ontario labour force and the impact on low-income...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Elusive Quest or Emerging Reality: Niagara’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #43)

    This policy brief provides a portrait of recent trends in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, industry-specific strengths and potentials of the ICT sector are highlighted, as well as existing limitations. This brief draws some inferences from...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Food Forum: Community Report

    A thorough funding analysis of food-related program investments by United Way Niagara identified the organization is contributing over $500,000 in funding annually. To investigate this further and address increasing challenges faced by organizations and community-led initiatives across Niagara, United Way hosted a community consultation in January 2019. The Niagara Food...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Cross-Border Innovation Corridors: How To Support, Strengthen and Sustain Cross-Border Innovation Ecosystems (Policy Brief #42)

    Canada and US stakeholders have mutual interest in supporting, strengthening and sustaining cross-border innovation ecosystems. This “binational advantage” provides countries with benefits from the economic growth, productivity and efficiency that arise when Canadian and American systems of the production, provision and distribution of goods and services are integrated between regions...
  7. 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...

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