On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 350 community members attended the 16th annual Niagara Community Foundation Leaders Breakfast and helped to celebrate the launch of the Living in Niagara – 2017 quality of life report. The Living in Niagara – 2017 report aims to support evidence-informed planning in the Niagara context by offering data to guide research and focused decision-making in the Niagara context.

Every 3 years, Niagara Connects facilitates construction of the report, by combining relevant, reliable, Niagara-focused data with knowledge shared by hundreds of people working on the front lines in and across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Community Belonging
  • Crime, Safety and Security
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing and Shelter
  • Learning and Education
  • People Getting Started
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Work and Employment

The 2017 edition is the fourth Living in Niagara report; the first one was released in 2008. The report, its 12 Sectors, and its companion tool, niagaraknowledgeexchange.com (NKE) are described, built and owned by the Niagara-wide community. These tools are cornerstones in building a culture in Niagara of using Niagara-focused data, information, and knowledge to plan for a stronger future.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report and supporting data can be found at: www.livinginniagarareport.com

Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network of people working together to plan, learn, innovate and lead community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Beginning in December, our community blog series will celebrate the successes of our community and highlight action themes that emerged in this report across each of the 12 Living in Niagara sectors.

If you are interested in learning more about how the data in the Living in Niagara 2017 report can help inform and strengthen your organization’s Niagara-focused planning, please reach out!

Mary Wiley
Executive Director
Niagara Connects

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