1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Community Blog

    Please complete the Niagara Skills Survey

    The Economic Prosperity Sector of the Living in Niagara-2017 quality of life report included a Suggested Action Step focused on creating the conditions for increasing quality of jobs and productivity in Niagara; and growing the talent pool that attracts businesses to invest in Niagara. The report called for building “a...
  5. Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15, 2019 webinar with presenters Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter at Bridges Community Health Centre and Damin Starr, Owner of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Poverty & Employment Precarity in Niagara (PEPiN) initiative....
  6. 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,...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Local Labour Market Planning Report (2018-19)

    Local Labour Market Planning Report (2018-19) Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB) serves the Niagara region as a leader in local labour market planning, delivering authoritative research, identifying employment trends, targeting workforce opportunities, and bringing people together to create solutions to workforce challenges. This is the NWPB annual report on the...
  8. Resources & Publications

    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...
  9. 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,...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Innovating Employment Podcast: Empowering older workers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset

    Helen Hirsh Spence, CEO and Founder at Top Sixty Over Sixty joins the program to discuss empowering older workers (over the age of 55) to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. Key takeaways from the episode: While ageism is typically associated with wrongful dismissal from a job, it is also associated with...

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