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16% of families live below the poverty line

33% of clients are children

13% are seniors

Project SHARE currently offers 17 programs and services that help us meet our mission of improving the lives of Niagara Falls individuals and families in need and further realize our vision of ending the struggle against poverty and empowering those in need.

Each of our programs and services are essential in meeting the needs of our community and influencing the social and economic factors that influence people’s health. 

 

Our programs, services and supports are available for individuals and families living below the poverty line as indicated by the Low Income Cut Off (LICO) rates established by Canada Revenue Agency. Clients must show proof of Niagara Falls residency along with proof of income and dependents to access these programs.

We understand it’s been a tough couple of years. The pandemic has impacted so much of our lives, from our social well-being to our economic health. It’s okay to ask for help. More than 1,000 new families have reached out to us for a little extra support since the start of the pandemic. Whether you need to access services for just a month or two, or for longer term, we are here to provide the help you need!

 

access our emergency food program

by completing the client registration form

Statistics Canada defines the low income cut off (LICO) or poverty line as:

Size of Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income
1 person $23,513 $1,959
2 people $33,252 $2,771
3 people $40,726 $3,394
4 people $47,026 $3,919
5 people $52,577 $4,381
6 people $57,595 $4,800
7 people $62,210 $5,184

 

Five To Thrive

In a perfect world, everyone is fed, housed & healthy.

We don’t live in a perfect world but Project SHARE provides support and assistance in 5 key areas including food security, homelessness prevention, training and education, healthy living and seasonal support at Christmas and back to school.

Food Security

Project SHARE provides emergency food assistance to ensure no one goes hungry.

Homelessness prevention

Project SHARE offers many programs to help prevent homelessness including utility and transportation support.

Healthy Living

Project SHARE removes economic barriers to important healthcare services such as dental, optical and recreation programming for children.

Training & education

Supporting the development of skills that help to empower those living below the poverty line by providing education and volunteer opportunities.

Seasonal Support

All children deserve to enjoy special meals, gifts and traditions as well as starting the school year with supplies needed for success.