In October 2021, staff received Council approval to develop a:

  • Niagara Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • New approach for Niagara Prosperity Initiative investments

A Niagara Poverty Reduction Strategy meets the recommendations put forth in the Connecting the Pieces: An Evaluation of the Niagara Prosperity Initiative report by Brock University and the Niagara Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The development of the strategy and new approach includes consistent engagement of participating parties who have common agendas in eliminating poverty in Niagara.

We invite you to attend a community conversation and lend your voice and expertise to the strategy.  Complete the poverty reduction strategy survey.

Community conversations

Register for Community Conversation #1
Sept. 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
St. Catharines Public Library
54 Church St., St. Catharines

Register for Community Conversation #2
Sept. 27, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Welland Public Library
Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland

Register for Community Conversation #3
Oct. 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives
286 King St., Port Colborne

Register for Community Conversation #4
Oct. 12, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Community Health Centre
4790 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls

Register for Community Conversation #5
Oct. 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Lincoln Pelham Public Library – Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Blvd., Vineland