1. 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...
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    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...
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    Niagara Children’s Planning Council Community Connections

    During uncertain times due to COVID-19, the Niagara Children’s Planning Council (NCPC) wants to stay connected to its members and their community. In late March 2020, the NCPC began sharing inspiring information and resources with its members, for the purpose of supporting each other and helping families. NCPC leaders encourage...
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    COVID-19 Response Framework for People Experiencing Homelessness

    This guiding document provides practical information to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the homeless population. It was developed by a number of people, including public health professionals, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, addictions medicine specialists, Municipal shelter and housing leadership, as well as leaders in community health, social...
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    Pekiwewin (coming home): Advancing Good Relations with Indigenous People Experiencing Homelessness

    This open-access article outlines clinical guidelines for health and social service providers seeking to build relationships with Indigenous People experiencing homelessness. Key points include: In Canada, Indigenous people are 8 times more likely to be homeless than non-Indigenous people; and responses to Indigenous homelessness need to be led by Indigenous...
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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...
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    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...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Everyone Counts 2018: Preliminary Results from the Second Nationally-Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness in Canadian Communities

    Between March 1 and April 30, 2018, 61 communities participated in Everyone Counts, the second nationally coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) count of homelessness in Canadian Communities. The findings highlighted in this report are the result of the enumeration and surveys conducted in the 61 communities in 2018. The results represent a...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Unaccommodating: Rental Housing Wage in Canada

    This report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings. Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h...

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