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Sociodemographic Characteristics

Halton Youth Impact Survey Results
How are families doing in Halton? Do our children and youth have the right conditions for positive development?
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Gender Chart
Age Chart
Grade chart

Municipality Chart
Immigrationd Chart
Condition chart

Visiable Minority Chart
Indigenous Chart


* Participants could self-identify and enter their own gender identity. The most frequent response was non-binary. Other responses included: gender fluid (13), questioning/not sure (10), demigirl (3), agender (12), genderqueer (2).
**  Living in Canada for five years or less
***  Respondents could self-identify with one or more race. While the most frequent response was white (44%), 56% of responses were across diverse racial categories such as: South Asian (20%), East Asian (12%), Middle Eastern (8%), Black (8%), Southeast Asian (5%) and Latino (4%). For the purposes of this report, those responses were categorized as visible minority. Visible minority refers to whether a person is a visible minority or not, as defined by the Employment Equity Act. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as “persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour”.

Source: Our Kids Network (2021). Halton Youth Impact Survey. In partnership with UNICEF CANADA and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Suggested citation: Our Kids Network (2023). Supporting Families to Champion Positive Youth Development. 2021 Halton Youth Impact Survey.

  • Open invitation sampling strategy (non-probabilistic)
    • Sample is not necessarily representative of all children and youth living in Halton.
    • It is not possible to determine a response rate.
    • However, considering the geographic coverage and the size of the final sample, it’s fair to assume that we have a reasonably good cross-section of children and youth living in Halton.
  • A higher degree of diversity within this sample calls for caution when interpreting overall ratios. For more details on the composition of the sample see the sociodemographic table
  • The data are meant to provide a snapshot of youth wellbeing during COVID, and caution should be used when comparing across time.
  • While each indicator is important, using multiple indicators as evidence of strengths and needs provides a more comprehensive representation
  • This is a self-report survey and several types of response bias have been identified related to self-report surveys. Use caution when interpreting the findings
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