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Data Portal 2.0 and Resources to Help

The OKN Data Portal 2.0 is an important resource for people who work in the early learning and care field; library systems; child, youth and family services; faith-based organization and the public, education, mental health and children’s services. Data Portal 2.0 users can strengthen their data literacy as they learn to better understand and interpret data. Creating maps and charts using Halton data and their own data can improve communication and stimulate discussion.

The information in the OKN Data Portal 2.0 can help tell convincing and relevant stories about the work professionals do and can help make a stronger case for funding proposals. Service providers can use the OKN Data Portal 2.0 to better understand and interpret data to plan and design evidence-based services and programs, turning research into action.

These resources can be used to help professionals better understand, interpret and use data in program planning and implementation.


Overview of the key features and functions in Data Portal 2.0.


Understand how to use, analyze and interpret Data Portal data.


Brief dictionary of terms used in the OKN Data Portal.


Detailed definitions and information about the indicators in the Data Portal.


Supports and structures meaningful conversations about data.


The Milton Parks and Rec team used the Data Portal to better reach their target audience.


ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids used information in the Data Portal to help their team make decisions about program delivery and location.


Organized under the Halton 7 population results the Excel tables show the data by year and OKN neighbourhood and municipality. Each file includes metadata describing the indicator, data source and year(s) available.


The data in the Data Portal and Our Kids Network (OKN) research reports are produced or compiled by OKN for the purposes of providing community status information. Data and information released from OKN are provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any warranty as to accuracy, suitability for a particular purpose or non-infringement of any intellectual property rights that may be held by others.

Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. OKN is not responsible for the interpretation and usability or suitability of the data for any intended purpose. It shall be used by the recipient of such information without any reliance on OKN in any manner whatsoever.

The archived data uses the previous 21 neighbourhood boundaries, which differ from the current 27 neighbourhood boundaries. For this reason and changes in data sources and methodology over time, these results may not be comparable to results currently available in the Data Portal 2.0.