Our Story

Our History

Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of community organizations and professionals who support the healthy development and well-being of children and youth. We began our journey in 1996 and have been doing research and building partnerships ever since. Our goal is to help professionals who work with kids, by sharing evidence, building relationships and creating resources.

We know that it’s important for children to have good relationships with adults they can trust, so we focus on building strong relationships between kids and adults. We also believe in celebrating the rich culture and history of Indigenous communities, and we work to promote equity and cultural awareness through educational resources and research.

Our Kids Network is committed to making our society more inclusive and just for everyone.

Foundational Framework

At Our Kids Network, we conduct research and bring community agencies and organizations together to create the positive conditions needed to support all children’s growth and development.  We support professionals to improve the well-being of children and families.  The Halton 7 are the seven conditions of well-being that we focus on: children and youth are healthy, children and youth are learning, children and youth are positively connected, children and youth are safe, families are strong and stable, schools are connected to the community, neighbourhoods are where we live, work and play.

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