1. Resources & Publications

    Evaluation of SafeTALK Training in a Convenience Sample of 500 Niagara Region Residents, Health Professionals and Volunteers

    Suicide is a serious issue in the Niagara Region. A 2011 report found that Niagara residents were ready for, and would benefit from suicide awareness programs; in particular males and young people. The SafeTALK workshops were delivered to 500 individuals who either resided, volunteered or worked in Niagara. This report...
  2. The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2015

    The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2015 report explores the gender gap in Canada’s 25 biggest cities. This report ranks each city based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five different areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education....
  3. Resources & Publications

    Designed to Move: Active Cities (A Guide for Leaders)

    A city’s ability to compete depends on an active population. The research is clear on this. Integrating physical activity into the places we work, live, learn, travel and play is the only way to ensure we move enough to thrive. Physical inactivity is bankrupting economies at the national level but...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Booklet

    The Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan is dedicated to advancing the vision of a “caring community that optimizes opportunities for overall well being to enhance quality of life as people age.” The Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan will become a “living document” and serve as a template for...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Toolkit

    This toolkit consists of resources designed to support the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Booklet (2015). It is not an exhaustive list of resources available. These resources have been selected because they are pragmatic and easy to use guides and checklists that can be used by residents, service providers,...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Implementation Template

    The Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Booklet consists of five goals developed to advance the Niagara Age Friendly Community Initiative’s vision of “a caring community that optimizes opportunities for overall well being to enhance quality of life as people age”. The goals are supported by 20 objectives that will be...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Project Report

    This companion document to the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan: Booklet summarizes the input from over 500 individuals to: Validate needs of older adults that are currently being perceived by older adults, advocacy groups, service providers and others Identify new or emerging needs of older adults, as the population...
  8. Community Blog

    Making Every Door the Right Door for Women with Complex Concurrent Mental Health, Addictions and Domestic Abuse Issues

    Does your organization screen for abuse and trauma? Have you worked with a client at your organization and questioned why they don’t seem engaged during your meetings? Have you often felt that a client’s mental health symptoms or addictions issues are caused by exposure to domestic violence in the home...
  9. Partners & Projects

    Niagara Woman Abuse Screening Project

    The Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project is a provincial committee, originally funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, bringing Addictions, Mental Health and Domestic Violence organizations together. The goal is to transform services for abused women with mental health and/or addiction issues through screening for woman abuse, sexual assault and trauma...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Asking Woman about Abuse, Addictions and Mental Health: A Guide for Professionals to Respond to Disclosures

    In the Niagara Region a total of 16 organizations have collaborated to create a training tool specific to the Niagara Region that includes information on how to support abused woman suffering with addictions and/or mental wellness issues, information on how addictions and mental health organizations can support and safety plan...

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