From September to December, 2022, Niagara Region staff engaged with community groups and individuals, to gather diverse perspectives and experiences to inform Niagara’s first poverty reduction strategy. Participants were asked to envision an ideal future state, speak to challenges, identify community strengths and recommend actions.

Over a six-week period, more than 600 residents completed an online survey to inform the strategy. A total of 45 in-person and virtual consultations resulted in feedback from over 600 people, with representation from more than 60 agencies. Additional engagement with the Indigenous community is planned for 2023.

Seven pillars of poverty were identified:

  • Income and financial security
  • Housing
  • Employment and education
  • Food security
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Transportation
  • Families, children and youth

Published By: Niagara Region
Publication Date: March, 2023

Click here to access Niagara Poverty Reduction Strategy Interim Report on Community Engagement
Click here to access background information about the Niagara Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Click here to access information about the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.

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