Promote the values and implement the strategies that foster economic prosperity in Niagara.
Niagara Week is Every Week focuses on fostering strong relationships between the Region and its senior government partners. Through the addition of a government and stakeholder relations consultant, engagement at the provincial and federal levels continues with the full participation of Niagara's local area municipalities in order to advance Niagara's economic prosperity.
The Region will continue to seek new opportunities to develop local strategies of having provincial cabinet visit Niagara businesses and community partners, bringing Queen's Park to Niagara.
To redevelop long-term care homes in an efficient and effective manner factoring in capital and operating efficiency, and client and community service needs.
Given the aging population in Niagara, there is significant pressure on the availability of long-term care beds. The underlying premise of the Long-term Care Campus is to create hubs of service for seniors, their families and the broader family in the redevelopment location.
As a result of the work of this task force the following impacts have been achieved:
Continued progress on the redevelopment of two long-term care homes in St. Catharines and Fort Erie are ongoing as the homes will each be redeveloped as part of a community hub.
Next steps will include a master development site plan with activities for both sites. Senior Services will continue to explore optimal redevelopment opportunities to support a strategic long range redevelopment plan for all long-term care homes and seniors services in Niagara.
To reduce the affordable housing challenge in Niagara, the project was to prepare a study that identifies investment opportunities, asset management strategies and organizational change initiatives to improve the governance and delivery of social housing in Niagara.
Development of recommendations for the following themes:
Council has requested a 90 day report on the ability, impact, risks and challenges of implementing the consultant's recommendations to be delivered in July 2018. Consultant's recommendations include: