1. Resources & Publications

    CAMH Game Changers Resources: Mental Health and Self-Care

    The resources on this page provide information on how you can: support a friend who may be experiencing mental health challenges; take care of your mental, emotional and physical health. Resources include: Things you should know about cannabis Quick Tips about safer ways to use cannabis Things you should know...
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    Reflections on Amalgamation: Where Do We Go From Here? (Policy Brief #44)

    The Niagara Community Observatory produced a policy brief in April 2019 entitled “Under the Knife & Under the Gun: An overview of regional government in Niagara.” The ominous feeling reflected in that title captures the tension that municipalities felt at the time. Twenty years ago the local government system was...
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    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Implementation Project (2017-2019) Full Evaluation Report

    This report summarizes evaluation results of the Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) project to begin implementing the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP, 2015). The project was completed from 2017 to 2019, with funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Publication Date: October 2019 Complementary...
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    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Implementation Project (2017-2019) Evaluation Highlights

    This two-page document summarizes both progress toward, and future opportunities for, implementing the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP). Final evaluation findings for the 2017-2019 NASAP Implementation Project are shared by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN). Complementary Resource: Full Evaluation Report Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Publication Date: October...
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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...
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    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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