Today we know that one family, school or service cannot do it all. Children need the support and encouragement of many people to be successful in life. An engaged, coordinated effort by educators, government services, community leaders, businesses, and health professionals is what makes the difference.
Our Kids Network is at the forefront of establishing strong, trusting partnerships between families, schools, businesses, health and children’s services.
Through OKN and the neighbourood Hubs, families can learn about and access information about the wide variety of programs and supports that are available. The Community Service Database, a searchable listing of services available for Halton residents, is another way families can find the services and supports they need.OKN is a valuable resource for service providers enabling them to plan and coordinate services. By accessing OKN resources, services providers can connect with educators, children’s services, community leaders and health professionals to better understand the needs of Halton families and the community.
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A New Kind of Parenting
'A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids Ages 10 to 16' booklet shares research on adolescent development and addresses common concerns identified by parents and caregivers of preteens and teens.
OKN is one of the leading community networks in creating knowledge and resources to improve service planning for children, youth and families.