Calculating the Cost of Living in Niagara Region 2018

Calculating the cost of living in the Niagara region requires a thoughtful process that determines and calculates expenditures necessary to meet basic needs and to participate both economically and socially in the community. In order to maintain calculation consistency with other Canadian communities, but to recognize the unique context of the cost of living in Niagara region, a standardized cost of household expenditures formula was used for a family of four, as outlined in the national living wage framework.

For 2018, the conservatively estimated cost of living expenses for a family of four in Niagara region totaled $71,483.00

This brief provides context on the cost of living in Niagara region in 2018, as well as a detailed description of the methodology used to calculate the expenses in each category.

This brief builds on previous publications from 2016 and 2017.

Additional information can be found in this related document, Calculating the Living Wage in Niagara Region 2018.

Published By: Niagara Poverty Reduction Network

Publication Date: November 2018

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Trauma & Attachment Certification Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Summer conference series based on request on July 13-17, 2020 Niagara Region Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level:

-Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation)
-Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation
-Practical application of trauma processing activities Demonstration of trauma processing
-A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit
-Strategies to promote helper self-care and prevent compassion fatigue

Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training)
Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation
Day 3: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 1
Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2
Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 3

This event is brought to you by ATTCH

Let’s Talk About Challenges with Personal Care @ Webinar
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Washing, dressing and brushing your teeth – all activities that we normally do without a second thought. But persons living with dementia may forget or lose interest in personal hygiene. As the disease progresses they may lose the ability to perform personal care. Assisting with personal care can be one of the most difficult challenges for care partners. Please join us to discuss strategies you can learn to help support both you and the person living with dementia.

This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts @ Online
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us this week as we rock out with Epic Journey – Canada’s definitive Journey tribute band.

Brought to you by the City of St. Catharines

AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.

Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute

Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee

Oral Presentations:

Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology
Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto

Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers
Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute

Seniors’ perceptions of the robot
Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke


This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

Counselling at a Distance: Working with Homeless & Street Involved Clients @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This webinar will cover essential considerations for the delivery of services at a distance to clients without a permanent residence. We will cover ethical, practical, and clinical issues in distance counselling, specifically as it applies to cell phone communications. Concerns specific to these populations will be explored.

OASW Members $20
Non-Members $35

This event is presented by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 17 all-day

Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals.

These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar @ Webinar
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 17 from noon to 1:30 pm (EDT) in English. This webinar will provide an overview of why the Great Lakes are at their current levels and how the International Joint Commission’s boards play a role in balancing the interests of all impacted by water levels in the Great Lakes. All interested parties are invited to attend. To participate, you must be able to receive sound through your computer speakers.

This Webinar is hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control.


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