Data Collection Cycle
Since 2003, Our Kids Network has been gathering and sharing information on many different aspects of the lives of children, youth, and families, or what we call Indicators. OKN has created many reports, analyses, and visuals based on this information, beginning with the Community Report Card 2004.
Our Kids Network has 3 standing surveys that are repeated every 3 years
Early Development Instrument (EDI)
While Kindergarten is a universal experience for most children in Canada, the knowledge and skills children bring to school vary widely. Communities wanting to determine how best to foster healthy child development can use the EDI to monitor children’s developmental readiness.
Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS)
Designed by Halton researchers, the KPS asks Halton families of children in kindergarten about their experiences with child care, child health, parenting and community. It is the “sister survey” of the EDI, measuring important child outcomes that are not measured there.
OKN youth surveys, including Tell Them From Me and the Halton Youth Impact Survey provide Halton-specific information on mental health, positive relationships, community belonging, and other key indicators of wellbeing. Youth surveys help organizations and community members identify areas of strength and vulnerability in the population of youth, and opportunities for change.
And much more!