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...
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    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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Newcomer Data Available to Inform Niagara Planning and Decision Making
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre (NFAMC) is a community based non-profit charitable organization whose team of professional staff and volunteers provide vital settlement services to newcomers as they strive to create a rewarding life in Canada.  We are happy to share annual data around status, language and country of origin to help all sectors in our community increase their cultural awareness and education on immigration issues that impact Niagara. The data that we are able to currently provide summarizes the fiscal years of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.  The information provided includes: Client Immigration Status Number of clients served Gender of clients served Age range of clients served Length of residence in Canada Clients’ Country of Origin More detailed data can be found here. If you are looking for more information or are interested in connecting to our organization please feel free to contact us by phone 905-685-6589, email: generalenquiries@folk-arts.ca or during business hours Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 at 85 Church St., St. Catharines, ON L3C 7H7 Melenie Neamtz Community Connections Coordinator – Youth Services Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre mneamtz@folk-arts.ca read more ❯

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