The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is pleased to see local area municipalities taking an active role in addressing affordable housing. Last night, Port Colborne city council passed a motion to create an affordable housing strategy, while St. Catharines is creating a task force to develop their plan with targets and timelines. Both join the Town of Fort Erie which began drafting an affordable housing action plan late last year.

Join us on Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, for the Cuvée Grand Tasting. Guests can taste over 100 VQA wines from 48 Ontario wineries and sample signature dishes created by renowned chefs at 12 live cooking stations. 

On Feb. 1, Niagara College President Dan Patterson and staff teams spent the morning in the Niagara region canvassing the homes of select applicants to NC to surprise them with their offers of admission, local swag, and for some students, their scholarships.

Wine or beer – which will win the challenge of the best food-beverage pairing? Students from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute will vie for the title – and bragging rights – at a sold-out Caps, Corks and Forks dinner event on February 2.

Games, crafts, arts, sports and so much more! Register for the March Break Camp now!

Empties for Paws is challenging everyone to Share the Love this February and help save lives by donating their empty beer, wine, liquor bottles and Canadian Tire money to help raise funds for our furry friends.  A complete list of rescues and drop off locations is available on  We have over 85 animal rescues/shelters listed in the Ottawa Valley, across Ontario and we also have listings in Edmonton, Calgary and Fredericton.

An Extreme Cold Weather Alert will go into effect today (Tuesday) at 5 p.m., as temperatures are expected to drop below -15 C. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert is intended to mobilize outreach workers and community agencies, recommend precautions for the general public during extreme cold weather, and offer information on the location of shelters and additional resources.

Tonight, Niagara College and the Town of Lincoln signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the municipality and college collaborate to explore, facilitate and support social and economic development. A main area of focus will be Niagara’s agri-business sector.

Call for poetry submissions to 2019 Sustainability Poetry Contest: Year of Indigenous Voices. Presented by: Brock University’s UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global.

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Person Centered Care (PCC) has become Niagara’s tenth certified Living Wage Employer.


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