Proposals are invited from the francophone community for projects that will address poverty in Niagara through six different strategies.

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build a strong community to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health.

The types of poverty reduction services that will be procured are:

  • Additional support for the Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound program
  • Early childhood development program for low income families
  • Pop-up produce markets
  • Community integration
  • After-care advocacy for domestic violence survivors
  • Living wage program

The RFP will be available through the Niagara Region section of Bids and Tenders website at from June 27 – July 27, 2022. Eligible proponents include organizations that are incorporated non-profit or private sector organizations.

An information session will be held virtually on July 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructions on how to access the information session is included in the RFP. 

For more information about NPI and the application, please visit

Please Note: All questions must be directed to the Purchasing Agent listed in the RFP documents and sent through the Bidding System.