1. Resources & Publications

    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...
  2. Community Blog

    Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara in 2019: Calculation Reports Released

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2019 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2019 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2018 calculations. The reports provide the full methodology used in the development of the calculations. With the annual cost of household living expenses...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Calculating the Living Wage in Niagara Region 2019

    A living wage reflects what earners in a family need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in a specific community. The living wage is calculated as an evidence-based hourly rate at which a household (two adults working full-time, two children) can meet its...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  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

    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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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,...
  10. 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...

Explore Our Network

Get Connected

Sign up to receive communications from Niagara Connects! We will keep you connected with what’s going on in our community, without spamming your inbox. Get started now!
NiagaraConnects-logo
Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us: Email: info@niagaraconnects.ca, Phone: 905-688-6236
Copyright © 2018 Niagara Connects. All rights reserved.