1. 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...
  2. Community Blog

    New Database Shines a Light on Niagara’s Housing Landscape

    Niagara Region has engaged with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) to produce a single source of housing-related data that clearly delineates housing need. This new database supports the Region’s work on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, by advancing our understanding of the housing landscape in Niagara....
  3. Resources & Publications

    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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    Niagara Housing Statement

    Niagara Housing Statement Niagara Region: Data Analysis The Niagara Housing Statement paints an accurate picture of the housing landscape in the region, projecting the need for future stock and informing strategies that improve access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing. Published By: Niagara Regional Housing and Niagara Region Publication Date:...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Public Health Ontario Evidence Brief: Homelessness and Health Outcomes

    Public Health Ontario Evidence Brief Homelessness and Health Outcomes: What are the associations? The purpose of this evidence brief is to provide an overview of the associations between homelessness and health from review-level evidence. The broad approach is to identify specific health outcomes associated with homelessness to inform planning and...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Analyzing 211 Rural Unmet Service Needs

    As a free telephone helpline and online search service that connects inquirers to community, health, social and government services, 211 Ontario records a variety of detailed caller demographics and needs information that could be of use for policy-makers in the provincial and municipal sector. This report summarizes data collection methodology,...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Debt and Assets Among Senior Canadian Families

    Using data from the Survey of Financial Security (SFS), this article looks at changes in debt, assets and net worth among senior Canadian families over the period from 1999 to 2016. It also examines changes in the debt-to-income ratio and the debt-to-asset ratio of senior families with debt. Published By:...
  8. Community Blog

    Call for Applicants for Steering Committee Members for the Transforming Health Care for the Homeless in Niagara Emergency Departments Pilot Project

    Do you believe that the poor health outcomes often experienced by marginalized communities are unfair and unjust?  Do you want to guide healthcare transformation to better support our community’s most vulnerable members? If so, we have the opportunity that you are looking for. This summer, a pilot project will be...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Homelessness in 2030: Essays on Possible Futures

    This book aims to distill the wisdom needed to end homelessness from all the knowledge that leading researchers have gained from their extensive work. This collection of essays covers hopeful visions, dystopian scenarios, insights by country, and paradigms and policy. Published By: Y-Foundation Publication Date: 2019

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