1. Resources & Publications

    Living in Niagara – 2017 Report: Action Themes Arising

    The Living in Niagara – 2017 report aims to support evidence-informed planning in the Niagara context by offering data to guide research and focused decision-making in the Niagara context. This handout summarizes the action themes arising in each of the 12 quality of life sectors. Related Resources: Living in Niagara...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Region Agri-Food Strategy

    Agri-food is an inclusive term that refers to all forms of commercial agricultural activity and all stages of food and beverage processing. Agri-food encompasses ornamental horticulture – flowers, shrubs, and trees grown in greenhouses and in nurseries- as well as equine activities and bio-based products derived from agriculture that are...
  3. Community Blog

    Food Systems in Niagara Network: Seizing Opportunities for Action

    26 people from 16 organizations attended a working session on April 20, 2017: Building a Food Systems Network for Niagara. Participants expressed strong support for developing a charter-like food systems framework for Niagara. Examining proven models that work in other communities is seen as an important next step. The April...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Building a Food Systems Network for Niagara: April 20 2017 (Slides)

      26 people from 16 organizations attended a working session on April 20, 2017. During the event Participants expressed strong support for developing a charter-like food systems framework for Niagara. Examining proven best practice models that work in other communities was seen as an important next step. The session also featured presentations by...
  5. Resources & Publications

    2016 Census of Agriculture

    Farm operators are slightly older and there are fewer farms in Canada than in 2011, but farms are on average larger and more area is devoted to crop production according to the results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Over the next six weeks, articles digging deeper into different aspects of Canadian agriculture...
  6. Partners & Projects

    Niagara Community Garden Network

    The Niagara Community Garden Network consists of numerous individuals and community groups across Niagara that are committed to sustainable community gardening projects. The group comes together regularly to share resources and information, identify common challenges and opportunities, and to create a network of support. Members each come to the Network...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara North Federation of Agriculture – Economic Impact Video

    The Niagara North Federation of Agriculture is an agricultural organization with over 1100 farm family members. The mandate of the Federation is to promote and protect agriculture in the Niagara Peninsula. Niagara offers the most diversified area of food production in all of Canada and agriculture has proven to be...
  8. Community Blog

    Call to Action to Build a Food Systems Network for Niagara

    People working in Niagara’s food continuum are developing shared understanding and common language to describe how a healthy, secure, sustainable food landscape contributes to Niagara’s social, political and economic vitality. Food Systems in Niagara is a topic that represents the cycles and interconnections of growing, distributing, eating and recycling of...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Food Systems in Niagara Map

    Food Systems In Niagara is a complex topic that represents the cycles and interconnections of growing, distributing, eating and recycling of food. This food systems in Niagara Map (2016) was collaboratively developed by people working in diverse aspects of food in Niagara. The intent is to begin describing how a...

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
19
Tue
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village - Building B, Auditorium
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting.

“Niagara EMS: Innovating to Better Address the Current & Future Needs in Niagara”

All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jun
20
Wed
Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting @ Heartland Forest
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara invites you to attend their 120th Annual General Meeting.

  • Reception and refreshments
  • Presentations and remarks
  • Youth bursary presentations
  • Staff recognition

Please RSVP by June 15th to maybeth.szilagyi@facsniagara.on.ca.

This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network June Event: Combating Ageism – What Does This Mean for Your Business? @ Niagara College
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

At this event, Pat Spadafora (Kaleidoscope Consulting and Founder & Former Executive Director of Sheridan Centre for Elder Research) speaks on how Ageism can affect your bottom line.

How is ageism perpetuated through everyday language, images, jokes and advertising?
How do you challenge your own attitudes towards ageism and begin to shift perceptions?
How do we ensure age-friendly businesses become the norm in Niagara?

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Jun
21
Thu
Making School Zones Safer: Partnership-Based School Traffic Management @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Across the country, traffic and dangerous driver behaviours around schools are increasingly frequent as more and more students are driven to school compared to previous generations. At older schools, the situation is often made worse because those sites were never designed to accommodate car traffic in the first place, as they were designed at a time when a majority of children walked to school.

In the city of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board has partnered with Green Communities Canada to tackle this issue through a pilot project called the School Traffic Management Program, which closely follows the School Travel Planning model. The program’s launch in Fall 2017 aligned with the launch of the City of Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy. Seizing this unique opportunity, stakeholders from both programs have been working closely with one another, bringing together staff from schools, police, public health and traffic operations. Through these collaborations, stakeholders in Toronto are building momentum and making gains toward school zone safety and active school travel unlike any the City has seen in recent history.

This webinar will explore how the School Traffic Management Program was established, describe some of the challenges of working collaboratively across departments, and give examples of some of the success stories of this work so far.

Presenter: Laura Zeglen, School Traffic Management Facilitator at Green Communities Canada

This webinar is hosted by Green Communities Canada.

Community Support Services of Niagara 18th Annual General Meeting @ Club Roma
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm

Community Support Services of Niagara invites you to attend their 18th Annual General Meeting.

Doors open at 1:00pm. Light refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to Lisa Bosada, Administrative Assistant at lbosada@cssn.ca or by phone at 905-682-3800 ext. 31.

This event is hosted by Community Support Services of Niagara.

Jun
22
Fri
Quest CHC’s 9th Annual Barbeque @ Quest Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre invites you to their 9th Annual Barbeque.

Tour the Community Health Centre, talk to a Health Provider at the Health Check Table, meet the staff and board, enjoy a free lunch, enter to win a TV and other great prizes, play games, and enjoy live entertainment.

This event will be held on June 22nd, rain or shine. The Official Ceremony begins at 11:15am.

Please RSVP to rsvp@questchc.ca.

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

Jun
24
Sun
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be a part of something bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018.

When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. Ride or walk in plain sight this year and help us raise funds to support immediate mental health services offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara.

This year’s event will support the Safe Beds program, a voluntary, non-medical facility that offers 24/7 crisis counselling and a safe therapeutic environment for individuals to stay on a short-term basis in order to work through their crisis.

This event is designed for participants of all ages, with a 5km low-intensity route located on Brock University’s campus, and more challenging 15km and 25km routes extending down Cataract Rd towards Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm.

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

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