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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. Resources & Publications

    Statistics Canada ‘The Daily’ – Temporary employment in Canada

    The Daily – Temporary employment in Canada “Number of temp workers jumped by 50% in last 20 years, StatsCan says” A temporary job has a predetermined end date, or will end as soon as a specified project is completed. Although temporary employees represent a relatively small number of overall employees,...
  8. 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...
  9. Community Blog

    Release of the 2018 Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara Region Calculations

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2018 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2018 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2017 calculations. In 2018, the annual cost of household living expenses for a family of four in the Niagara region of Ontario is conservatively pegged at over $71,000. The hourly...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Calculating the Living Wage in Niagara Region 2018

    In Canada, a living wage is currently a voluntary commitment that can be made by public, private and not-for-profit sector employers to compensate directly-employed and contract-employed full-time and part-time workers. It is a guide for employers who wish to pay fairer wages for work and labour. Fairer wages are wages...

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