1. Resources & Publications

    COVID-19 Decision-Making: A Social Impact Tool for Social Purpose-driven Organizations

    The McConnell Foundation developed this tool to assist social purpose-driven organizations to address the challenge of pivoting their business models, to play their role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource will be of interest to leaders who are called upon to make immediate and profound decisions with far-reaching consequences,...
  2. Partners & Projects

    Niagara region Executive Director’s Forum

    The Executive Director’s Forum of Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing. Executive Directors and Senior Managers working in community service and outreach organizations in the Niagara region are invited to participate in shared...
  3. Community Blog

    Living Wage Calculation for the Niagara region Suspended for 2020

    The Ontario Living Wage Network has announced that all 2020 Living Wage calculations across municipalities and regions in Ontario will be suspended for 2020. This means that the 2019 Niagara region Living Wage calculation of $18.12/hour will remain in effect until further notice. The 2019 Cost of Living and Living...
  4. NewsResources & Publications

    2020 State of the Region

    This June 18, 2020 virtual event, hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, features a keynote address by Niagara Region Chair Jim Bradley. His address is followed by a panel discussion including senior Niagara Region staff members: Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Acting Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner, Public Health...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Economic Rapid Response Team Completes Second Survey of Niagara Businesses

    Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) now has a clearer picture of the local impact COVID-19 has had on Niagara’s business community, thanks to the completion of its second Business Impact Survey. Over 1,300 businesses, representing over 47,000 employees from all sectors and municipalities completed the online survey, administered between...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

    The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals...
  7. NewsResources & Publications

    A Framework for Reopening our Province

    In late April 2020, the Government of Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – reopening our province. This framework was developed as a first step, to guide the government’s approach. The framework outlines methods and principles that will be used to reopen...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Report

    The Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey was open to respondents from March 20 until March 30, 2020. Of the nearly 10,000 businesses that were contacted and/or reached through social media, 4,983 businesses opened the survey and 2,604 completed all or most of the questions within the survey. Data used for...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Employment Ontario Providers in Niagara: Supports for Employers during COVID-19

    Employment Ontario (EO) Providers in Niagara are continuing to provide services to employers in these unprecedented times. All EO agencies in Niagara are open for virtual business. They encourage employers to reach out to their local agencies. Published By: Employment Ontario Providers in Niagara Publication Date: March 2020

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