Communiqués, reports and/or custom information briefs have been provided to Grimsby early years service providers, school board officials, Mayor, Council and MPP. Reports were also distributed at an event celebrating the history of women's leadership held at the historic Erland Lee Museum.

For more information, please visit the Municipalities page to download community reports.


The neighbourhoods were identified through the Neighbourhood Creation Project (Ontario Early Years Niagara Region, Niagara Region Public Health Department - 2006). The map was created by UEY (2007), in partnership with the Data Analysis Coordinator at the Regional Municipality of Niagara and the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. Base features for the map were created by the PREP Unit, Public Health.  The neighbourhoods are outlined in brown.

We have also worked closely with the Early Years Niagara Research Advisory Group and the Niagara Region's Ontario Early Years Data Analysis Coordinator to make decisions on how best to report the information given mandated restraints (i.e. neighbourhood samples with less than 30 children cannot be reported on in order to protect confidentiality and privacy).

As a result, 6 of the 7 neighbourhoods in Grimsby were amalgamated in order to report on EDI data and create a long-term workable solution. Neighbourhoods were amalgamated based on geographic proximity and similar socioeconomic conditions. This map will only be used for reporting EDI results. Maps with the original neighbourhoods will be used to report on socioeconomic conditions and community resources and their names will be included in all maps - out of respect and appreciation for the work and wisdom of the community champions who participated in the Neighbourhood Creation Project. Click here to see the amalgamated neighbourhoods in Grimsby.

"We live in a special place, nestled between beautiful Lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment. From its roots as a service centre to Niagara's thriving agricultural industry, the town has developed to become the preferred place in which to live and do business in Niagara. Although less than an hour's drive from Toronto's world-class cultural milieu (catch a Blue Jay's game, perhaps a performance of Miss Saigon and home for midnight), Grimsby is the personification of a small town. It's quiet, tree-lined avenues, its rural area, the natural Niagara Escarpment which winds through the town's centre, the beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario, and its many parks define "home" to the town's 19,000 people."
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