The findings from the HYIS provide our community with new, comprehensive data, informed by a youth engagement strategy, and validated by youth from across Halton. Now, it is time for organizations serving youth in Halton to move the data into action.
How can we create opportunities for all youth to engage in environmental, civic, and other activities while also benefiting from the natural environment?
Consider the conditions we want to see for environmental and civic engagement in Halton.
The findings from the HYIS suggest three key conditions we should strive for:
Explore and share the findings. More data can be found on the OKN Data Portal.
Have conversations about what the results mean, and how we can work together in Halton to respond to these findings.
This Data Action Bulletin posits a series of questions, or Data Actions, to guide discussion and, ultimately, action at your organization. We encourage you to work through and discuss each question as a group. It is our vision that the conversations catalyzed by these questions will be unique to your organization and create pathways for mobilizing the data within your organization and our communities.
How we achieve these outcomes will be determined by the actions we take, individually in our respective work, and collaboratively as a community. The Data Actions below are designed to guide discussion at your organization.
Advancing beyond this data
As you take the steps to move the data into action, consider reflecting on what we still need to understand.
Suggested citation: Our Kids Network (2022). Building for the future: how youth in Halton engage in caring for their communities and the environment. 2021 Halton Youth Impact Survey.