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Data Profiles Provide Rich Resources on the Status of Children and Youth in Halton

Professionals who work with children, youth and families in Halton can use both the OKN Neighbourhood Data Profiles (on the well-being of children 0 to 12 years-old) and the municipal “Tell Them From Me (TTFM)/OurSCHOOL Secondary School Survey” (on the well-being of Halton youth, 13 to 18 years-old) to plan and implement programs and services at the local level. View the neighbourhood profiles and municipal data.

Ways to recognize National Child Day on November 20

Halton Region, Ontario – Every November 20th, Canadians celebrate National Child Day to draw attention to children’s rights and recognize two historic events: the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1959, and the UN adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the convention.

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Change the Way You Access, Use and Understand Data!

The Our Kids Network Data Portal 2.0 has been launched with upgrades that can help professionals analyze and utilize data to deepen understanding and reveal even more compelling and meaningful information about the children, youth and families of Halton.

The Data Portal 2.0 upgrade has more options and control, resulting in complete customization of your maps, charts and graphs in the way you visualize them. The streamlined and simplified look makes it easy to find the data you’re looking for and work with it. About the OKN Data Portal 2.0.

Key features

  • Community and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Census data and more.
  • Explore data using maps, spreadsheets or chart formats.
  • Download data for your own use.
  • Customize the appearance of the maps to suit your own needs.

Download data for your own use.


Archived Our Kids Network Data Now Available!

Organized by the Halton 7 population results, OKN data prior to 2015 is now available for downloading. 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. View and download the Excel files.

Protocol Partners Work Together for Children, Youth, and Families

Halton: OKN is recognized nationally as a leader in creating innovative, strong collaborations and one that has made huge strides in in improving life for children and families in Halton is Protocol Partners. In a groundbreaking move, eight Protocol Partners signed a formal Our Kids Network Partnership Agreement that provides a structure for working together, sharing resources, and putting research into practice. Learn more.

A Practical Resource for Professionals Who Work With Young Children and Their Families

The Early Years Mental Health Toolkit describes the factors that contribute to the healthy social and emotional development of young children. Practitioners can benefit from evidence-based information and resources that promote, protect and enhance the mental health of infants/children and their caregivers. Read the news release. Read the Inside Halton story

Archived Our Kids Network Data Now Available!

Organized by the Halton 7 population results, OKN data prior to 2015 is now available for downloading. 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. View and download the Excel files.

Everyone's an Asset Builder

Strong relationships play an important role in bullying prevention, positive mental health and well-being, youth engagement, social emotional learning, and many other risk and protective factors. Together with our partners, Our Kids Network (OKN) has developed a user-friendly collection of materials to educate and familiarize you and your organization with the Developmental Assets framework developed by the Search Institute. Learn more here