What’s New

  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...
  5. 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.
  6. Living in Niagara – 2014 Report Video

    This report maps indicators of the vitality of the community of Niagara. It identifies significant trends providing insights into issues that make a difference in the lives of Niagara residents. Visit www.livinginniagarareport.com for more information and the full report.
  7. A snapshot of quality of life in Niagara

    Knowledge is king. And with it, a local organization aims to improve the quality of life for Niagarans. Niagara Connects released its Living in Niagara-2014 report Tuesday at the annual Niagara Community Foundation leaders breakfast at the Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre. Niagara Connects executive director Mary Wiley...
  8. Niagara Mental Health Charter Launched

    Niagara Falls Review May 28th, 2014 There is now a solid foundation in Niagara to address mental health and addictions. Following years of work by local agencies, facilitated by Niagara Connects and Healthy Living Niagara, the Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter was launched Wednesday at Welland Community Wellness Complex....