Policy Briefs & Activities

Policy Briefs & Activities

The following are the policy briefs released by the Niagara Community Observatory.  Click on the title to open the PDF file for each policy brief.

#1 The Young Are the Restless: Attracting and Retaining Young People in the Niagara Area (March 5, 2009)

#2a Seniors in Niagara: Creating Age-Friendly Communities (October 1, 2009)

#2b Seniors in Niagara: Creating Age-Friendly Communities (October 1, 2009) (Version with references)

#3 Niagara Food: It's Nutritious, Delicious, and Available But We're Not Buying It... Why Not?" (March 18, 2010)

#4a Niagara's Natural Park:The Restoration of the Glenridge Quarry into a Naturalization Site (August 2010) 

#4b Niagara's Natural Park:The Restoration of the Glenridge Quarry into a Naturalization Site (August 2010) with references

#5 The Changing Economic Structure of Niagara (September 21, 2010)

#6 The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in Niagara (October 2010)

#7 Jobs in Niagara (November 2010)

#8 More than Fun and Games: Sport's Contribution to Niagara's Economy and Wellbeing (November 2010)

 #9 The Use of Social Media in the 2010 Niagara Municipal Election (March 2011)

#10 Representation on Municipal Councils in Ontario (September 2011)

#11 What's growing in Niagara? Farmers' Markets in the Niagara Region (August 2012) with references

#12 Poverty and Education: A Niagara Perspective (September 2012)

                 Policy Brief #12 with references (please note brief was improperly numbered as #11)

#13 Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back? (September 2012)

                 Policy Brief #13 with references

#14 The Niagara River Remedial Action Plan: 25 Years of Environmental Restoration (December 2012)

#15 Niagara's Beaches: Hidden Gems (June 2013)

#16 Can Niagara Families Afford Child Care? (April 2013) with references

 #17 Cycle Tourism in Niagara Parks (November 2013) with references

Watch this space for more information.

Other Recent Activities:

On April 15 we will be co-hosting a Community Cafe, pondering and debating the question: What is civic pride? More information to follow. 

 

 

 

 

 

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