1. Resources & Publications

    COVID-19 Decision-Making: A Social Impact Tool for Social Purpose-driven Organizations

    The McConnell Foundation developed this tool to assist social purpose-driven organizations to address the challenge of pivoting their business models, to play their role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource will be of interest to leaders who are called upon to make immediate and profound decisions with far-reaching consequences,...
  2. Resources & Publications

    State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2020 report highlights

    This resource presents highlights of the first annual report from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). The report synthesizes government, academic, and expert research to highlight some of the structural barriers facing diverse women entrepreneurs in Canada. The report shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified structural barriers, has affected...
  3. Resources & Publications

    CIHI’s Health Data and Information Governance and Capability Framework

    The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) consulted with more than 200 health systems leaders in 2018 and 2019 to identify practical actions to systematically improve the use of health data and information (HDI). The resulting framework was developed to respond to a growing awareness among Canadian health information organizations...
  4. Community Blog

    Living Wage Calculation for the Niagara region Suspended for 2020

    The Ontario Living Wage Network has announced that all 2020 Living Wage calculations across municipalities and regions in Ontario will be suspended for 2020. This means that the 2019 Niagara region Living Wage calculation of $18.12/hour will remain in effect until further notice. The 2019 Cost of Living and Living...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...

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