1. Resources & Publications

    City of Welland: Annual Report 2016

    This report highlights the City of Welland’s 2016 accomplishments and projects, and offers a financial snapshot of property tax dollars and the city’s operating budget. Published By: The Corporation of the City of Welland Publication Date: 2017
  2. Community Blog

    An Opportunity for SafeTALK and ASIST Trainers in Niagara

    45 people die by suicide in Niagara each year; that is 1 person every 8 days. SafeTALK and ASIST trainers play a critical role in suicide prevention. The Distress Centre, the lead organization for all suicide prevention training in Niagara, and the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC), believe that there is an...
  3. Resources & Publications

    S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention in Niagara

    The S.C.I.P.S. Tool and Accompanying Guide is intend to help primary care providers identify individuals at risk and navigate the appropriate systems with mental health partners in Niagara. This tool was shared as part of a webinar on September 21, 2016 entitled “S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention”. Accompanying...
  4. Resources & Publications

    S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention – Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the September 21, 2016 webinar with presenters Kyrsten Boucher & Julie K. Campbell. 109 participants joined this event from 42 different organizations across Niagara. During this webinar presenters provided a brief review of suicide risk factors and warning signs, and introduced a new expert-validated tool...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Backgrounder: Rural Complete Streets

    This backgrounder is based on a scan of Complete Street best practices in rural Canadian municipalities. The objective was to look at the unique challenges that rural areas face in adopting and implementing Complete Street policies, and also to share some of the success stories that have come out of these...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Victimization of Aboriginal People in Canada, 2014

    This article uses both provincial and territorial data from the 2014 GSS on Victimization to present information on Aboriginal victimization, with a particular focus on violent victimization. Characteristics associated with these incidents, including possible risk factors as well as consequences of victimization, reasons for reporting or not reporting the victimization...
  7. Community Blog

    A Call for Action: Strategic Planning Session for the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition

    The Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC) was formed in 2003 due to the concerns regarding the number of suicides in the Niagara Region. The NSPC is a partnership of representatives from various health, education, social service, faith, and private sector organizations working collaboratively to address prevention, intervention, and postvention aspects...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Texting While Driving Behaviour among Ontario Youth and Young Adults

    In 2009, Ontario introduced a ban on the use of hand-held devices while driving. According to current collision trends from the Ministry of Transportation, fatalities related to distracted driving are forecasted to exceed those from drinking and driving by 2016. This report details the prevalence, motives and types of TWD behaviour among...
  9. Community Blog

    The Impact of SafeTALK Training on Suicide Prevention and a Culture of Health and Safety in Niagara: Webinar Follow Up

    In Niagara 45 people die by suicide each year; that is 1 death every 8 days. Most people with thoughts of suicide either directly or indirectly invite help to stay safe. Therefore, one way to reduce the incidence of suicide is to increase the capacity within our community to recognize...

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