1. Partnership with BCM Insurance Company

    We are thrilled to announce a sponsorship partnership with BCM Insurance Company to invest in social media promotion of Niagara Connects’ two main resources: the Living In Niagara report and the Niagara Knowledge Exchange. BCM Insurance Company will be working to promote initiatives involving the Economic Prosperity sector. “This is...
  2. Canadian Open Data Summit 2018

    Save the Date! Niagara Falls November 7th – 9th, 2018 Fallsview Casino Resort & Hilton Hotel & Suites Registration will be open soon at opendatasummit.ca. Niagara Connects is facilitating the work of Niagara data ecosystem partners to host this 5th annual summit. It is THE annual event bringing together Open...
  3. Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara Webinar

    Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara Webinar is now available for viewing on YouTube! During this webinar, presenters discussed: Different options to assist employers with employee recruitment and selection Financial incentives available to employers through Employment Ontario Various grants and reimbursements that your business may be able to...

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Achieving “A Community for all Ages” Across Niagara: Be Informed, Celebrate Niagara’s Success, Become a Champion
All of us have a stake in ensuring our community is responsive to the needs of everyone as we age. This requires that citizens with diverse perspectives and roles be aware of the contributions older adults make within our community, celebrate the ways in which Niagara has already made progress towards becoming age-friendly and consider what they can do to help champion this work. Be Informed Today’s older adults make valuable contributions to the community, ranging from countless hours of volunteer work to their economic impact as consumers. Approximately 37% of the Niagara population is 55 years and over, compared to 30% for the rest of Canada (Statistics Canada, 2016). Current population growth in Niagara is from commuters and retirees moving to Niagara (Economic Discussion for Long-Term Regional Planning Issues in Niagara Region, June 2016) Most of today’s older adults are well and active, healthier and living longer to unprecedented levels, all of which provides for great opportunities. Older adults make up the bulk of the volunteer corps in many local community organizations. Baby Boomers control the bulk of wealth and spending; they spend 66% more on goods and services than millennial households (Environics Analytics). Celebrate Niagara’s Success There is a global movement towards age-friendly community planning and Niagara is making good progress toward this goal. Globally, the World Health Organization has fostered the development of “age-friendly communities” by identifying the relevant domains ranging from social inclusion to appropriate housing. The Government of Canada has recently appointed a new Minister of Seniors and the Province of Ontario has demonstrated leadership and support for age-friendly communities since 2013. In Niagara, the Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) has engaged hundreds of people in the community, to develop the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan. The AFNN is currently implementing priority goals from among the 100 actions identified by the... read more ❯

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