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Niagara Region Ontario

Niagara Region

Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

About My City: Niagara Region

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative has its roots in a 2007 report on poverty in Niagara called "A Legacy of Poverty? Addressing Cycles of Poverty and the Impact on Child Health in Niagara Region." Among the report's findings: 15% of working families earn less than $20,000 15.6% of Niagara's children live in poverty 45.6% of residents pay more than 30% of income on rent 33% of visits to food banks are made by children 42% of Ontario Works caseload are children 32% of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) caseload are children The Niagara region is located in southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara has a total area of 1,852 km2 with a population of 427,421. As a municipal government, the Niagara Region is made up of 30 representatives from the 12 area municipalities.

About My Organization: Niagara Region

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (Niagara Prosperity Initiative) was established by Niagara Region in 2008, and provides for an annual investment of $1.5 million to support poverty reduction and prevention activities. An advisory committee guides investment decisions and works to leverage additional community resources.

My Collaborative: Niagara Prosperity Initiative

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) was established by Niagara Region in 2008, and provides an annual investment of $1.5 million to support poverty reduction and prevention activities. The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations working collectively to wipe out poverty in Niagara through information sharing, changing attitudes, and compelling Niagara citizens to get involved and take action.