1. Resources & Publications

    Canada’s Changing Climate Report

    This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. Published By: Government of Canada...
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    Poll Analysis: Health of the Great Lakes Affects Public Health, Regional Economy

    Since the IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board published its 2015and 2018 binational poll reports, further analysis has uncovered additional findings. Because the 2018 survey repeated all questions from the 2015 survey, the combined samples represent 8,200 respondents to nearly 90 questions. This brief explores two questions: Is there broad belief across the...
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    A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing

    Recreation provides multiple pathways to wellbeing for individuals, communities, and for our built and natural environments. This paper and the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 which it describes allows for a timely re-visioning of recreation’s capacity for achieving wellbeing. The first part of the paper presents a renewed definition...
  4. Cannabis Legalization: Government Choices Interact with Business Realities to Help or Hinder Policy Goals (Policy Brief #33)

    “The Niagara Community Observatory (NCO) has partnered with Michael J. Armstrong, an associate professor in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, to explore the business realities of the emerging cannabis industry. Notwithstanding its business focus, this policy brief raises serious questions for municipalities across the country. For the...
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    2015 Performance Measurement Report

    This report marks the tenth year of reporting results to the public, and the first year reporting nationally as opposed to the previous provincial-level benchmarking. From across Canada, there are 10 single-tier and 5 upper-tier municipalities (including Niagara), who have contributed to this report. The 2015 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report...
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    Canada Day… By The Numbers

    This ‘By the numbers’ article presents interesting facts compiled to portray Canada’s ethnocultural diversity, our national identity, land and natural environment, and more. Published By: Stats Canada Publication Date: June 2017
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    Strengthening Our Food Assets to Boost Niagara’s Vitality: Call to Action to Build a Food Systems Network for Niagara

    In 2015-2016, Niagara Connects worked with Healthy Living Niagara to engage people in examining the role Niagara’s food systems assets play in Niagara’s socio-economic vibrancy. This work built on preliminary steps taken in 2013-2014 by HLN and Niagara Connects, to describe food systems in Niagara. “Food Systems” refers to a...
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    Niagara Economic Development: Determining industry Needs Survey

    This report describes the background, methodology and findings of research intended to lead to the development of an all-inclusive strategy for developing tools and services designed to strengthen small and medium firms’ capacity in a number of key areas including: market expansion, productivity improvement, supply chain penetration and strategic partnering....
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    How’s Life? 2013 Measuring Well-Being

    This report provides a bi-annual assessment of people’s well-being in OECD countries and in selected emerging economies. The 2013 edition of How’s Life covers four topics: the impact of the global financial crisis on well-being; gender differences in well-being; well-being in the workplace; and sustaining well-being over time. Published By:...
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    Households and the Environment: Energy Use

    Households can have a significant impact on the environment. The Households and the Environment Survey (HES) aims to measure the behaviours of Canadian households with respect to the environment. First conducted in 1991, it has since been conducted in 1994, 2006, 2007, 2009 and most recently in 2011. The Household and the Environment Survey...

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