1. Partners & Projects

    Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness (CNH3)

    This network aims to bring a health-informed end to homelessness in Canada. Partners include the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Shelter Transformation Network. CNH3 provides a national forum for the sharing of experiences and models of care and support amongst health and housing organizations, develops and supports...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Growing Close to Home: Creating Complete Rural Communities

    Complete communities provide residents with easy access to a variety of services and amenities, are attractive for businesses and employers, offer diverse housing options for different age groups and incomes, enable the efficient use of existing services and infrastructure, support active and/or public transportation, and protect vital natural features and...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

    The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals...
  4. Resources & Publications

    2018 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report

    MBNCanada is a collaborative of Canadian municipalities whose mission is to enhance municipal service delivery by leading the development and application of municipal performance measurement and benchmarking. MBNCanada collects data from across 36 municipal service areas that informs evidence-based decision making and ensures that member municipalities are providing effective and...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Unaccommodating: Rental Housing Wage in Canada

    This report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings. Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h...
  6. Community Blog

    New Database Shines a Light on Niagara’s Housing Landscape

    Niagara Region has engaged with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) to produce a single source of housing-related data that clearly delineates housing need. This new database supports the Region’s work on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, by advancing our understanding of the housing landscape in Niagara....
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Housing Statement

    Niagara Housing Statement Niagara Region: Data Analysis The Niagara Housing Statement paints an accurate picture of the housing landscape in the region, projecting the need for future stock and informing strategies that improve access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing. Published By: Niagara Regional Housing and Niagara Region Publication Date:...
  8. Resources & Publications

    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,...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Debt and Assets Among Senior Canadian Families

    Using data from the Survey of Financial Security (SFS), this article looks at changes in debt, assets and net worth among senior Canadian families over the period from 1999 to 2016. It also examines changes in the debt-to-income ratio and the debt-to-asset ratio of senior families with debt. Published By:...

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