1. Resources & Publications

    Provincial Patterns and Trends in Cannabis Use among Youth: Ontario

    This fact sheet presents recent patterns and trends of cannabis use among young people in Ontario, including prevalence of use, perceptions of harm, cannabis use and driving, and dimensions of risk. Published by: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Campus Peer Support Toolkit: A guide to implement and operate peer support programs on campus

    This guide is designed for front-line staff and leadership on campus – including counselors, administrators and other decision-makers at post-secondary institutions – considering the development of their own peer support program on campus. It provides tips and recommendations on: • How to prepare for your peer support program and make...
  3. 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...
  4. Community Blog

    Datathon 2019: Skills and Experience for a Rapidly-Changing World

    The amount of data our world produces has exploded! Some estimates put the total amount of data generated each day at 2.5 quintillion bytes. Organizations have been eagerly adopting data analytics for their ambitious goals. We’re only just starting to see how revolutionary this field can be, and we can...
  5. Community Blog

    A Guide to Learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – At Any Age!

    STEM – We hear about it in the news, in magazines and on TV shows. But why is there so much dialogue about it and how does it affect you? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A term used to group together these academic areas. Discussing and promoting...
  6. EventResources & Publications

    Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15th, 2019 webinar “Better Business Outcomes Through a More Secure Workforce” with Damin Starr of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises located in the Town of Lincoln as one of the webinar presenters. This webinar highlighted ways employers can learn how to mitigate risks...
  7. Community Blog

    Niagara Community Foundation: Governance Partners Program (GPP)

    The Governance Partners Program (GPP) was launched by the Niagara Community Foundation in 2016. This program helps registered charities identify their strengths and challenges they are facing in governance and management, and to provide expertise and resources to help charities improve their practices. Strong governance is about: Board leadership, oversight,...
  8. 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,...
  9. Community Blog

    Niagara College Becomes Canada’s First College to Join Age-Friendly University Global Network

    Niagara College has become the first college in Canada to be designated as a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. Currently comprised of 44 postsecondary institutions from around the world – including six Canadian universities – the global network is dedicated to the role higher education can play...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Open Action Plan – What’s Next for Open Data in Canada

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the closing panel at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. This closing panel consisted of experts from government, academia, civil society and...

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