News and Events

Education Savings Week Nov. 20 to 26 - 1.5 million kids are eligible for Canada Learning Bonds
Canada Learning Bonds ensure that every child can access post-secondary education. The federal government will provide up to $2000 in extra grants for your child’s RESP if you qualify. Read more  Join the CLuB on Twibbon! #ESW2016

7 Strategies to Use the Power of Relationships, Research and Knowledge to Help Kids Thrive
Practical ideas and strategies to use relationships, research and knowledge to work towards the Halton 7 (seven conditions of well-being to ensure that all children thrive). Booklet

Our Kids Network Impact Report 2016
A look our initiatives and activities over the last year, and the network’s objective to become more cohesive and to better engage professionals and the community. OKN Impact Report 2016

iParent Database
Info Share Resources for planning and implementing effective programs and services  
Data Portal Your doorway to a large inventory of community level data and information on how to use it.  
OKN Blog
Research, asset-building, relationships and community.
Asset Building Toolkit

Play a role in preventing bullying

OKN Parenting Directory 11-12

Bullying impacts the health and well being of every
child or youth. PREVNet, a national network. News,
events, research and resources to help stop bullying.
OKN Bullying Prevention Literature Review
OKN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan

“We should always be involved.”

Developmental Assets

Our Kids Network is continually looking for ways to help professionals engage youth in meaningful ways.
The Asset-Building Toolkit has an entire section on Child and Youth Engagement including a continuum for engagement and diagram, created by youth, and a checklist  to assist organizations in engaging youth.

Video: Celebrating Halton Families

Professionals and Research

Families are central to the positive development  of children and youth and are at the heart of thriving communities.
In the video, three families share the joys and struggles of parenting and the challenges they face due to the attitudes and perceptions of society. Video