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, 2 of the 4 neighbourhoods in Pelham 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 Pelham.
"Nestled between two of the Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario; Pelham is the heart of the Niagara Region. In 1970, the Town of Pelham was created to unify five historical communities: Fonthill, Ridgeville, Effingham, North Pelham and Fenwick into a single blossoming town covering 126.42 square kilometres. This integration created a perfect blend of successful farming and growing commercialism. At first glance at a map, you will notice that Pelham is ideally located. It borders the big cities but is steadfast in remaining a peaceful, pleasant community. ... Our thriving town of 15,272 (2001 Canadian census) is adorned with the beauty and majesty of the Niagara Escarpment. In the heart of Pelham is the Fonthill Kame. The Kame gives Pelham a topographically unique formation and a resourceful and fruitful position in the Niagara Region."
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