1. Community Blog

    Community Health and Wellbeing Week: Register to Attend a Niagara-focused webinar to Learn about Collaboration Lessons from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT)

    Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. This week-long festivity...
  2. Community Blog

    Youth Across Niagara Gain Access to Free Mental Health Services in Their Own Backyard

    Over the summer of 2019, Pathstone Mental Health has been busy working with communities across the Niagara region, resulting in the creation of eight Hear & Now Walk In Clinics. These clinics, operated by Pathstone, offer one-on-one mental health counselling for children and youth up to age 18 and their...
  3. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...
  4. Resources & Publications

    A Summary of Self-Harm and Suicide in Niagara 2019

    This report provides updated data for self-harm and suicide in Niagara by analyzing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Department (ED) visit, hospital admission and death data for Niagara residents. The report also includes data on methods of self-harm and suicide. By analyzing the data by age and sex, priority populations...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara: Webinar (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the April 24, 2019 webinar with presenters Ali Ahmed and Jillien Hone from the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. Sixty-five (65) participants joined this event from twenty-one (21) different...
  6. 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,...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers

    “In Canada, family caregivers provide roughly three-quarters of all patient care. A 2009 estimate put their contributions to the healthcare system at $25 billion per year1. However, if we consider that caregivers provide an average of 11-30 hours of care per week, using the current minimum wage of $14/hour in...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Recent Canadian Immigrant Seniors: A Literature Review of Settlement Experiences and Services

    This literature review provides an overview of the Canadian academic and grey literature outlining the experiences and challenges faced by recent immigrant seniors during their first five years of settlement. Three questions guided this literature review: What settlement experiences and challenges facing recent immigrant seniors are outlined in the Canadian...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Public parks are important places for building a sense of community and social belonging. They are spaces that belong to everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or income. However, the way parks are designed, maintained and programmed doesn’t always reflect the purpose and promise of such uniquely public spaces....

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