1. Resources & Publications

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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....
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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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    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:...

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