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National Child Day Friday, November 20
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 to recognize the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year, Our Kids Network is encouraging everyone to join UNICEF’s “Spread the Word” campaign to empower children and youth to express themselves and shape their own future. Media release   Child and youth engagement tools and resources

Quality of relationships in the early years key to thriving children
Video shows how adults shape the way infants and young children think, feel and act.
A  produced by Our Kids Network (OKN) will educate parents and other caregivers about the crucial importance of establishing stable, enduring family relationships when their children are in the first six years of life. View the video here.
Read the Oakville Beaver story.  Watch the TVCogeco news video.

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Play a role in preventing bullying

OKN Parenting Directory 11-12

Bullying impacts the health and well being of every
child or youth. PREVNet, a national network. News,
events, research and resources to help stop bullying.
OKN Bullying Prevention Literature Review
OKN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan

“We should always be involved.”

Developmental Assets

Our Kids Network is continually looking for ways to help professionals engage youth in meaningful ways.
The Asset-Building Toolkit has an entire section on Child and Youth Engagement including a continuum for engagement and diagram, created by youth, and a checklist  to assist organizations in engaging youth.

Video: Celebrating Halton Families

Professionals and Research

Families are central to the positive development  of children and youth and are at the heart of thriving communities.
In the video, three families share the joys and struggles of parenting and the challenges they face due to the attitudes and perceptions of society. Video