1. Community Blog

    Building a Stronger Socio-Economic Future for Niagara

    Communities are strengthened when decision-making and planning processes are informed by local, reliable and relevant data.  Niagara Connects is taking a new approach to amplify the impact of data found at livinginniagarareport.com and niagaraknowledgeexchange.com. This month we began providing increased opportunities for people to access these rich sources of Niagara-focused...
  2. Resources & Publications

    The State of Social Media in Canada 2017

    Today, billions of people around the world are turning to social media to socialize, conduct business, keep up with the news, as well as discover, discuss, and share information. The significance of this global adoption of a relatively new communication and information technology cannot be overlooked. As a country, Canada...
  3. Resources & Publications

    A Case for the Need for Standards for Older Adult Recreation Programs: A Literature Review

    For the first time in Canadian history, people over the age of 65 outnumber those under the age of 15. Governments, organizations and individuals have been working collaboratively to assess the impact of a rapidly ageing population. Undoubtedly, the demographic shift is having significant implications for those who provide services to people in...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan

    A community hub can be a school, a neighbourhood centre or another public space that offers co-located or integrated services such as education, health care and social services. Each hub is as unique as the community it serves. The Advisory Group’s action plan lays out eight overarching recommendations, which the...
  5. Resources & Publications

    The 2010 Composite Learning Index: Five Years of Measuring Canada’s Progress in Lifelong Learning

    The Composite Learning Index (CLI) is Canada’s annual measure of progress in lifelong learning. It is based on a combination of statistical indicators that reflect the many ways Canadians learn, whether in school, in the home, at work or within the community. The CLI is intended to help Canadians understand the...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Social Media Starter Kit

    The Social Media Starter Kit offers guidance in establishing an organizational social media presence. The resource includes a series of tip sheets and templates that provide a basic structure for each element of an integrated social media strategy. It will answer some commonly asked questions asked by social media novices, such as:...
  7. Resources & Publications

    How’s Life? 2013 Measuring Well-Being

    This report provides a bi-annual assessment of people’s well-being in OECD countries and in selected emerging economies. The 2013 edition of How’s Life covers four topics: the impact of the global financial crisis on well-being; gender differences in well-being; well-being in the workplace; and sustaining well-being over time. Published By:...
  8. Partners & Projects

    YES Niagara

    YES (Youth + Engagement = Success) Niagara is led by a group of individuals representing various youth serving agencies in the community with two key goals: 1. To be a communication lead for youth service providers 2. Provide professional development and networking opportunities for youth service providers. Our vision is to...
  9. Partners & Projects

    NEXTNiagara

    NEXTNiagara is a panel of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, led by young professionals and community leaders from across the Niagara region. NEXTNiagara is committed to seeing Niagara grow as a vibrant, prosperous community where the next generation can live, work and stay. The group’s mission is to act...

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