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Fun and factual story on how Our Kids Network collects and uses data from surveys. Rudy, the turnip explains why it's so important for community members to do surveys so children, youth and families can thrive

Halton Youth Impact Survey

The Child & Youth Wellbeing Survey is a youth-friendly, validated tool developed by UNICEF Canada. Halton was one of the communities in Canada invited to participate along with Waterloo Region, Ottawa, and Digby, Nova Scotia. UNICEF and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing supported the implementation of the survey.

Our Kids Network (OKN) led the implementation in Halton and will receive the raw data and reports. OKN will also participate in the development of a toolkit to support the administration of the survey across Canada, and the use of its data.

The survey was administered from late April to June 14, 2021, with the results being available by late 2021. Learn more about the survey.

OKN Data Portal 2.0 – Lead the Way to Change!

The new upgraded Data Portal 2.0 offers complete customization of maps, charts and graphs in the way you visualize them. Upload your own data for use with the interactive database - a large inventory of community-level and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Census data and more. About the OKN Data Portal 2.0Data Portal 2.0 Resources Start using the OKN Data Portal (Works best with Chrome browsers. Not usable with Internet Explorer.)

Neighbourhood Data Profiles
and Municipal-level Secondary School Data

The OKN Neighbourhood Data Profiles integrate local data from 6 different sources, giving us a detailed picture of the wellbeing of children 0 to 12 years-old. OKN identified 27 neighbourhoods in Halton to collect data at this local-level because of the important role that neighbourhoods play in child development.

The municipal “Tell Them From Me (TTFM)/OurSCHOOL Secondary School Survey” data is Halton-specific and provides an outline of the wellbeing of Halton youth, 13 to 18 years-old.

Professionals who work with children, youth and families can use this and other OKN data resources to plan and implement programs and services at the local level, where it matters most.

Learn more about the neighbourhood profiles and municipal data.

Our Kids Network Neighbourhoods, and Halton Wards and Municipalities Map.

Research Resources

Our Kids network has been collecting and sharing data on a diverse and robust set of indicators related to the status of children, youth and families since 2003. Starting with the Community Report Card 2004, the network has produced a wide variety of reports, analyses and visualizations of data and knowledge.Go to Research Reports, Tables and Archives

Foundational Frameworks

Working towards creating the best conditions for children thrive in Halton requires evidence-based strategic planning. Our Kids network relies on these foundational frameworks to structure, guide and monitor our work: Results Based Accountability, the Halton 7 population results, Knowledge Mobilization and Collective Impact. More...