Niagara Prosperity Initiative

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Our Role

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) began in 2008, when Niagara Regional Council approved $1.5 million in yearly investments to address poverty in Niagara.

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative’s goals are to:

  • Guide and direct investments on initiatives to alleviate poverty in neighbourhoods across Niagara
  • Advocate for change that will reduce and prevent poverty in the community
  • Develop and enhance collaborative relationships between stakeholders
  • Engage people living in poverty in meaningful ways to ensure that investments reflect need

As the Secretariat, United Way Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie provides operational management of the Niagara Prosperity Initiative projects by conducting a Niagara-wide Request for Proposal (RFP), administering contracts and monitoring project delivery. We also provide technology and communication supports and handle the logistical and administrative needs of the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network to help this community initiative run smoothly.

If you would like more information about the Niagara Prosperity Initiative or the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, please contact:

Natalie Chaumont
Program Manager, Niagara Prosperity Initiative
905-354-9342 ext. 101