What’s New

  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...
  4. Niagara-focused Data Available Online

    Niagara Connects is pleased to share the Living in Niagara – 2017 quality of life report. On November 28, 2017, the report launch was celebrated with 350 people present at the 16th annual Niagara Community Foundation Niagara Leaders Breakfast. The 2017 edition is the fourth Living in Niagara report; the...
  5. 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...
  6. #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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Ontario’s third annual GO Open Data Conference

    Join us May 1-2, 2015 for Ontario’s third annual GO Open Data Conference being held in Niagara Region at Brock University, featuring keynote speakers Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, Christian Villum from Open Knowledge International and the Mowat Centre’s Jamie Van Ymeren.