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Niagara creating new early mental health intervention positions

Niagara creating new early mental health intervention positions

Funding for psychosis intervention will provide full-time nurse, support worker  Bill Sawchuk The St. Catharines Standard A funding boost to create two new positions at Early Psychosis Intervention is a move St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik is calling a good news story. The region’s health and social services committee voted to create positions for a […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People to Canada. The City of St. Catharines and Niagara region is the traditional home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. The land is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue […]

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Public health to consider homelessness initiative Jun 10, 2019 by Allan Benner  The St. Catharines Standard St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik hopes to significant reduction in homelessness in Niagara within six months, if Niagara Region implements an initiative being considered this week.”I believe that by October or November of this year, based on the implementation […]

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

March 2019 Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action This week at Regional Council the Community Services Committee received an update on the Niagara homelessness strategy. This includes work that Niagara Region has been doing with community partners to respond to the growing need for shelter and housing. You can read more about the […]

Walter Sendzik: 2019 is about reaching out and building up

Walter Sendzik: 2019 is about reaching out and building up

St. Catharines mayor looks ahead to first year of new council term by Luke Edwards  Niagara This Week – St. Catharines As St. Catharines grows and welcomes new residents, its mayor says the city must also continue looking after its own. Fresh off a successful run for a second term as mayor, Walter Sendzik is looking […]

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Mental Health and Community Support Nov. 14, 2018 This Council term continued with two more meetings before the Inauguration of the new Council in December. On Monday we discussed a number of issues: developments, community consultation on recreational cannabis stores and we heard from community members about mental health issues affecting our city. Mental health […]

Mayor has priority list for next four years

Mayor has priority list for next four years

October 30, 2018 –  by Karena Walter  The St. Catharines Standard There isn’t a lot of time for St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to bask in his overwhelming re-election win. The current city council has more work to finish in November and new councillors will be inaugurated the first week of December, when they’ll hit the ground […]

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing April 30, 2018 St. Catharines will receive $2.8 million for affordable rental housing from a new development charges rebate program. St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley made the announcement at City Hall on Friday. This is one of the priorities outlined in the Housing Action Plan to […]