Data To Action
Halton Youth Impact Survey Results
Are recreation and leisure opportunities accessible to all children and youth in Halton?
Findings reflect the responses of 1915 youth in the 13 to 18 age range.
Turn the Data into Action
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 work together so all children and youth in Halton can benefit from leisure and recreation opportunities?
The findings from the HYIS suggest three key conditions we should strive for:
- The wellbeing of children and youth is enhanced when they can access recreation and leisure opportunities.
- Barriers need to be removed so all children and youth have equitable opportunities to participate in leisure and recreation.
- All children and youth have the right to leisure, and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child.
Have conversations about what the results mean, and how we can work together in Halton to respond to these findings.
The wellbeing of children and youth is enhanced when they can access recreation and leisure opportunities.
- How does your organization positively impact children and youth through recreation and leisure opportunities?
- How does your organization communicate the benefits of recreation and leisure?
- What organizations and individuals are your allies in supporting accessible recreation opportunities for all children and youth?
Barriers need to be removed so all children and youth have equitable opportunities to participate in leisure and recreation.
- What are some of the barriers your organization has successfully addressed, or is working to address? What strategies have you used?
- What knowledge and resources does your organization require to advocate for the removal of barriers you cannot tackle on your own?
- Think about some of the children and youth your organization might not be reaching right now. Can you think of ways your organization could better support them?
All children and youth have the right to leisure, and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child.
- What is the story of your program or service, and the children and youth you serve? What do you think are the top three key messages about your work?
- How can you use your story to support your advocacy work for inclusive recreation and leisure opportunities?
- What partners may help you in ensuring your organization has everything it needs to offer inclusive programs?
- This bulletin covers only responses of youth in the 13-18 age range.
- 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.