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  1. Taking the pulse of Niagara’s young adults

    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...
  2. Toward a Mental Health & Addictions Charter for Niagara

    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...
  3. Niagara Community Discussion on Poverty airs on Cogeco

    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...
  4. Poverty’s Heavy Toll

    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...
  5. Human, Economic Cost of Poverty

    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.
  6. A Formula for Economic Development in Niagara: A + B = C

    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...
  7. Niagara-wide Community Constructing Niagara Knowledge Exchange

    Collaboration and knowledge-sharing lead to innovation.  Evidence-informed planning leads to improved outcomes.  That is why the Niagara-wide community is building the Niagara Knowledge Exchange (NKE).  It’s a tool to help people gather in a vibrant social space, enabled by a digital platform and a team of Knowledge Brokers who help...