1. 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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    Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

    In September 2015, Canada and all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a shared blueprint for partnership, peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one...
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    Food Policy for Canada: Everyone at the Table

    Food affects the daily lives of all those living in Canada. It provides the energy and nutrients needed to live a healthy life, brings together communities, and creates economic growth and many jobs for Canadians. Building on public consultations held in 2017, the Government of Canada has released the first...
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    Promoting Pollinators: Niagara Bees and How to Help Them (Policy Brief #39)

    The Niagara Community Observatory (NCO) has partnered with Miriam Richards, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University to explore some of the realities of land-use in Niagara: its impact on bee communities, and ultimately on the integrity of our biodiversity. Author: Miriam Richards Published By: Niagara...
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    Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #40)

    The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a portrait of recent trends in the agribusiness sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it takes a deeper dive into some of the industry-specific strengths of the agribusiness sector as well as highlight...
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    Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals

    This toolkit consists of eight modules which have been prepared as stand-alone documents that can be read by themselves, but they have also been prepared to complement one another. It has been designed as a tool for health professionals and students in the health care and public health sectors who...
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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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    Canada’s Changing Climate Report

    This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. Published By: Government of Canada...
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    Poll Analysis: Health of the Great Lakes Affects Public Health, Regional Economy

    Since the IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board published its 2015and 2018 binational poll reports, further analysis has uncovered additional findings. Because the 2018 survey repeated all questions from the 2015 survey, the combined samples represent 8,200 respondents to nearly 90 questions. This brief explores two questions: Is there broad belief across the...
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    A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing

    Recreation provides multiple pathways to wellbeing for individuals, communities, and for our built and natural environments. This paper and the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 which it describes allows for a timely re-visioning of recreation’s capacity for achieving wellbeing. The first part of the paper presents a renewed definition...

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