Catherine Mindorff–Facca is the Senior Associate with Niagara Connects. She is widely recognized as being passionate about the vitality and prosperity of Niagara. As an epidemiologist, Catherine has focused her skills on translating evidence to practice in building Niagara’s capacity to describe and build its own future.
Catherine is a talented community leader. The many successful initiatives in which she has been instrumental include: development of Bridges Community Health Centre (Fort Erie/Port Colborne), The Peace Bridge Newcomer Centre (Fort Erie), the Niagara Immigrant Employment Council, the Fort Erie Arts Council and Niagara Connects (Niagara Research and Planning Council). Niagara Connects measures quality of life in Niagara, and helps the Niagara-wide community to get where it wants to be by working together to develop evidence-informed action plans based on the relevant, reliable data and information shared through the Living in Niagara report (www.livinginniagarareport.com) and the Niagara Knowledge Exchange (niagaraknowledgeexchange.com).
Beyond Catherine’s experience as a visionary community leader she enjoys a strong reputation as a person who can describe and articulate emerging issues in Niagara as they are occurring.
Catherine is a Past President of FACS Niagara, serves on the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, and is a member of the Niagara Health System Board. She is a recipient of Niagara Region’s T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award.