1. Resources & Publications

    Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

    In September 2015, Canada and all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a shared blueprint for partnership, peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one...
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    Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

    Struck in January 2018, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector. Through extensive consultations, the committee heard evidence on four key topics: the people working and volunteering in the sector; the rules governing the sector; and the...
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    Food Policy for Canada: Everyone at the Table

    Food affects the daily lives of all those living in Canada. It provides the energy and nutrients needed to live a healthy life, brings together communities, and creates economic growth and many jobs for Canadians. Building on public consultations held in 2017, the Government of Canada has released the first...
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    Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #40)

    The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a portrait of recent trends in the agribusiness sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it takes a deeper dive into some of the industry-specific strengths of the agribusiness sector as well as highlight...
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    Analyzing 211 Rural Unmet Service Needs

    As a free telephone helpline and online search service that connects inquirers to community, health, social and government services, 211 Ontario records a variety of detailed caller demographics and needs information that could be of use for policy-makers in the provincial and municipal sector. This report summarizes data collection methodology,...
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    Under The Knife and Under the Gun: An Overview of Regional Government In Niagara (Policy Brief #38)

    Prof. David Siegel, an expert on local government in Ontario, weighs in on the discussion surrounding regional government in Niagara. With the Ontario government having appointed two special advisors to review how effectively and efficiently regional governments across the province are operating, this policy brief is meant to present factual...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Data Commons in Montreal’s Smart City – Beyond Open Data

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for Patrick Lozeau’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. The City of Montreal is one of the 5 finalists for...
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    The City of Welland’s Road to Certification with ISO 37120 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Indicators for City Service and Quality of Life

    This article demonstrates the City of Welland staff’s inter-departmental approach to collecting and uniting data from across city departments, to create a user-friendly open data system for stakeholders and city staff. Through team-work and consistency, Welland was able to report more than 90 of the total 100 indicators and achieve...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Expert Panel on Digital Rights – Data Governance, Policy and Ethics

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the Expert Panel on Digital Rights at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. Today there is an increasing need to examine our...

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