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Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

equalityAs we watch the justified unrest and protests in the United States after the brutal death of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, it has reignited the need for communities across Canada to take demonstrable actions to combat racism. We are not immune to racism, to the rise of white supremacy organizations, […]

St. Catharines Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $25,000 to CMHA Niagara

St. Catharines Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $25,000 to CMHA Niagara

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch is pleased to accept a $12,500 donation from Mayor Walter Sendzik and the 2019 St. Catharines Mayor Invitational Golf Tournament The donation, which is part of a $25,000 commitment to CMHA Niagara, will support the region-wide provision of CMHA Niagara’s immediate and brief services at the 264 Welland Avenue, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 6, 2018 This week is Treaties Week, an opportunity to honour the importance of treaties with First Nations and learn more of our shared history.  Treaties are legally binding agreements between First Nations and the federal and provincial governments. Treaties set out rights, responsibilities and relationships. Although cities did not sign […]

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 […]

The Compassionate City Charter: a commitment for our future

The Compassionate City Charter: a commitment for our future

Feb. 1, 2018 This year at my State of the City address we inducted 4 more local businesses into the Team St. Catharines “hall of fame” with special awards. Congratulations to Kully’s, Henry of Pelham, Heart of Niagara Hotels and Beatties. (Read more about these great local businesses in this post and watch the livestream. The most exciting […]