1. Builders of Niagara Connects Honoured Through Launch of niagaraknowledgeexchange.com Planning Tool

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    Welland, Ontario.  People from across Niagara honoured the Builders of Niagara Connects today by officially launching niagaraknowledgeexchange.com.  This online tool is a source of information for people seeking relevant, reliable information to support evidence-informed planning toward a stronger future for Niagara.  Forty-five community leaders were recognized for leading hundreds of...
  2. Taking the pulse of Niagara’s young adults

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    By Don Fraser, QMI Agency THOROLD, October 29, 2013 THOROLD – This is a youthful generation under a world of stress. And while they’ve never been better educated, they’re often in deep debt and can take years to land decent employment. Their mental health is feeling the strain and many of them are becoming...
  3. “Collective vigilance, learning and action” – Social Innovation Researchers’ Collective Impact Model Aligns With Work of Niagara Connects

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    The Collective Impact model we championed at the launch of the Living in Niagara – 2011 report really does align with the work Niagara Connects leads on behalf of the Niagara-wide community.  Kania and Kramer wrote about Collective Impact in the Winter, 2011 edition of the Stanford Innovation Review. According...
  4. Toward a Mental Health & Addictions Charter for Niagara

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    Niagara Connects is facilitating the work of Niagara-wide citizens, agencies and Mental Health experts as they work together to build a Mental Health & Addictions Charter for Niagara.  Through the leadership of Healthy Living Niagara, these citizens have expressed a desire to build a more person-centered system that can be...
  5. Niagara Community Discussion on Poverty airs on Cogeco

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    Catherine Mindorff-Facca, Chair of the Niagara Research and Planning Council, said poverty is not just an individual problem, but a problem for the entire Niagara community, during taping of a Cogeco Taking Niagara By Storm show at Welland’s Rose City Kids Theater on October 24, 2012. Eliminating poverty requires an...
  6. Poverty’s Heavy Toll

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    A new report on entitled “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?” shows everyone in Niagara is paying for the cost of the consequences of poverty, and the scope of what it’s costing us is jaw dropping. The new policy brief unveiled on September 26, 2012 by the Niagara...
  7. Human, Economic Cost of Poverty

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    Poverty costs Niagara $1.38 billion a year in lost productivity, health-care expenses and social-support programs, according to a poverty brief released by the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University. The Niagara Research and Planning Council was a partner in preparing the brief.
  8. A Formula for Economic Development in Niagara: A + B = C

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    The Niagara Research and Planning Council was a partner in gathering the evidence behind the policy brief “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?”, released on September 26, 2012 by the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University.  It highlights that the consequences of poverty cost Niagara $1.38 billion/year, including...
  9. The Power of 13: Intersect between Niagara Research and Planning Council and Sustainable Niagara

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    NRAPC’s Living in Niagara- 2011 report aligns significantly with the Sustainable Niagara Plan recently adopted by Niagara Region.  The Sustainable Niagara plan has 13 Priority Actions.  Many of these align well with the 13 Overall Opportunities Suggested for Action in the Living in Niagara-2011 report. Increase planning and coordination within...

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