1. 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,...
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    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:...
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    Canada’s Changing Climate Report

    This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. Published By: Government of Canada...
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    Under The Knife and Under the Gun: An Overview of Regional Government In Niagara (Policy Brief 28)

    Prof. David Siegel, an expert on local government in Ontario, weighs in on the discussion surrounding regional government in Niagara. With the Ontario government having appointed two special advisors to review how effectively and efficiently regional governments across the province are operating, this policy brief is meant to present factual...
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    Poll Analysis: Health of the Great Lakes Affects Public Health, Regional Economy

    Since the IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board published its 2015and 2018 binational poll reports, further analysis has uncovered additional findings. Because the 2018 survey repeated all questions from the 2015 survey, the combined samples represent 8,200 respondents to nearly 90 questions. This brief explores two questions: Is there broad belief across the...
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    Canadian Income Survey, 2017

    This brief includes 2017 specific to the key areas: A strong labour market and an increase in child benefits drive growth in the income of working-age families Incomes of senior families have risen steadily since 2012 Poverty rates decline in 2017 The Low Income Measure declines overall, especially for children After-tax income...
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    A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing

    Recreation provides multiple pathways to wellbeing for individuals, communities, and for our built and natural environments. This paper and the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 which it describes allows for a timely re-visioning of recreation’s capacity for achieving wellbeing. The first part of the paper presents a renewed definition...
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    Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers

    “In Canada, family caregivers provide roughly three-quarters of all patient care. A 2009 estimate put their contributions to the healthcare system at $25 billion per year1. However, if we consider that caregivers provide an average of 11-30 hours of care per week, using the current minimum wage of $14/hour in...
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    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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