1. Resources & Publications

    Mood Walks: The Role of Parks and Recreation in Mental Health Promotion

    This is policy brief #45 from the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University. Dr. Kyle Rich and Dr. Martha Barnes from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock report on their research in which they examined a partnership that sought to promote mental health by encouraging participants to...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Density Done Right – A Thoughtful Approach to Greater Urban Density in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area

    The Greater Golden Horseshoe faces a dilemma: how to accommodate millions of new residents in the next 20 years without continuing the unsustainable growth pattern of suburban sprawl and hyper-concentrated density. This report puts forward a proposal for growing municipalities through carefully planned urban intensification, or Distributed Density, for the...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Statistical Geospatial Explorer Hub

    The Canadian Statistical Geospatial Explorer empowers users to discover Statistics Canada’s geo-enabled data down to the smallest level of detail available, the dissemination area. Users can find, explore then export data in various formats to use in their workflows. Users can also customize the map and change base maps (satellite...
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    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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Toolkit: Serving Up Local for Long-Term Care Mealtime Engagement

    This toolkit is a summary of resources tested during the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance project, ‘Serving Up Local’ Training pilot project that took place primarily at Allendale long-term care home in Halton Region from December 2017 to May 2018. The project tested learning opportunities for staff that work...
  9. 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...

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