1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Resources & Publications

    The Impact of SafeTALK Training on Suicide Prevention and a Culture of Health and Safety in Niagara: Event Recording

    Suicide can affect anyone and it is estimated that 1 individual dies by suicide every 8 days in Niagara. Since its development in Calgary in 2006, safeTALK has been used to train people in over 20 countries around the world.  Skills learned from taking the SafeTALK training course are helping...
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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