1. Resources & Publications

    2019 Hunger Report: Ontario’s Changing Employment Landscape and Its Impact on Food Bank Use

    The 2019 Hunger Report provides analysis of the data gathered by the Ontario food bank network, through the Link2Feed client intake system, between April 1st 2018 – March 31st, 2019. This report also includes a special feature on emerging trends in the Ontario labour force and the impact on low-income...
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    Elusive Quest or Emerging Reality: Niagara’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #43)

    This policy brief provides a portrait of recent trends in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, industry-specific strengths and potentials of the ICT sector are highlighted, as well as existing limitations. This brief draws some inferences from...
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    Niagara Food Forum: Community Report

    A thorough funding analysis of food-related program investments by United Way Niagara identified the organization is contributing over $500,000 in funding annually. To investigate this further and address increasing challenges faced by organizations and community-led initiatives across Niagara, United Way hosted a community consultation in January 2019. The Niagara Food...
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    Cross-Border Innovation Corridors: How To Support, Strengthen and Sustain Cross-Border Innovation Ecosystems (Policy Brief #42)

    Canada and US stakeholders have mutual interest in supporting, strengthening and sustaining cross-border innovation ecosystems. This “binational advantage” provides countries with benefits from the economic growth, productivity and efficiency that arise when Canadian and American systems of the production, provision and distribution of goods and services are integrated between regions...
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    National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

    The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) was launched in 2013. It provides a comprehensive framework to help organizations of all types guide their current and future efforts in a way that provide the best return on investment. Adopting the Standard can...
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    Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the November 20, 2019 webinar with presenters Jenny Stranges (Interim Executive Director, Quest Community Health Centre) and Despina Tzemis (Program Manager, Quest Community Health Centre). This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Project Management Team....
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    Measuring Culture in Niagara: A Case for Its Role in the Economy and Community (Policy Brief #41)

    One central element of any region’s global appeal is its quality of place. While this term is often understood to refer to the environmental integrity and natural beauty of a place, including its green spaces, waterfronts and biodiversity, an even more important dimension is the critical mass of cultural activities...
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    Cannabis Legalization: Year One Observations

    This brief provides a preliminary synthesis of Canada’s experience with cannabis legalization in the first year of retail sales. The brief focuses on evidence available to indicate progress against the public health and safety objectives of the Cannabis Act. Published By: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Publication Date:...

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