1. Niagara Connects 2016-2018 Strategic Plan

    The Niagara Connects 2016-2018 Strategic Plan includes 3 Focus Areas: Build community capacity to use Niagara-focused evidence (data, information, knowledge) to inform planning and decision-making Facilitate coordinated community action to create the conditions for a more vibrant Niagara Strengthen Niagara Connects as a value-add and sustainable enterprise in the Niagara-wide...
  2. #Rethink Niagara: A Prosperous People Strategy for Niagara

    Goal: Create a vital, vibrant Niagara where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Objectives: Build an investment strategy emphasizing development of Niagara’s people as the restorative path to achieving prosperity. Create the conditions for Collective Impact* by weaving together diverse efforts currently underway to improve quality of life through economic...
  3. Data the key to fighting poverty

    By Grant LaFleche, The Standard There are some figures that are so large, it is actually hard to get our brains around them. Like $1.38 billion. That is a pile of money so vast, so outside our usual experience, we can’t really fathom it. That’s the kind of money you...
  4. Niagara readies for big data technologies

    Column: Mary Wiley, Special to Postmedia Network – – – “Leverage data and knowledge as resources for predictive intelligence” is the No. 1 overall opportunity for action cited in the Living in Niagara-2014 report. The report, built by diverse Niagara-wide partners, is a triennial snapshot in time of quality of...

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Children in Food Insecure Households: Factsheetc23497

Food insecurity - the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints - is a serious public health problem in Canada. It negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system considerably. Statistics Canada began monitoring food insecurity in 2005 through the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Since then, food insecurity has persisted across Canada, with over 4 million Canadians now affected. Food insecurity is more prevalent among households with children under the age of 18, particularly those headed by single mothers. Exposure to severe food insecurity leaves an indelible mark on children’s wellbeing, manifesting in greater risks for conditions like asthma, depression, and suicidal ideation in adolescence and early adulthood. Published By: PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research Publication Date: 2016 read more→


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