Community of Niagara launches Living in Niagara – 2011 report
The Niagara Research and Planning Council (NRAPC) launched the Living in Niagara – 2011 report today at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. The report is both a current snapshot of quality of life in Niagara, and a call to action to invest in Niagara’s assets and address gaps requiring attention.
“This report was created through broad, deep involvement of the Niagara community”, stated Catherine Mindorff-Facca, NRAPC Chair. “It demonstrates how truly interconnected the opportunities and challenges are, that we have before us”.
The 2011 report follows up on the baseline Living in Niagara (2008) report, and is based on the social determinants of health. The twelve sectors measured in the report are:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage in Niagara;
- Transportation and Mobility in Niagara;
- The Environment in Niagara;
- Learning and Education in Niagara;
- Housing and Shelter in Niagara;
- Crime, Safety and Security in Niagara;
- Health and Wellness in Niagara;
- Work and Employment in Niagara;
- Economic Development, Poverty and Prosperity in Niagara;
- Belonging, Volunteering, Giving and Leadership in Niagara;
- Getting Started in Niagara; and
- Recreation and Sports in Niagara.
“The online version of the Living in Niagara report, found at www.nrapc.com, is the foundation for establishing the Niagara Knowledge Exchange (NKE), a digital platform for horizontal sharing of relevant, reliable, Niagara-focused data”, said Mary Wiley, NRAPC Executive Director. “The report and the NKE are vital tools for collective planning to strengthen Niagara-focused decision-making.”
The Niagara Research and Planning Council (NRAPC) is comprised of community volunteers, and is supported by Niagara-wide community partners. The Council’s vision and guiding principles were developed through input from residents of Niagara. NRAPC’s mission is: Generating knowledge that drives community action.
Contact: Mary Wiley, Executive Director – cell: 905-650-0872; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org