News and Events

The Story of the Deputy Police Chief and his Teacher
Read this great blog that embodies many of the rich qualities of a developmental relationship – a meaningful relationship that nurtures and prepares children and youth as they navigate life ahead. Posted by Carolyn Wilkie, RN on

Halton iparent! Brand new, easy-to-navigate design, more topics, information and parenting resources with the same great program information all mapped and linked to agencies. PLUS! The Information Hub – tons of videos, PDFs, books and websites on parenting and child development topics that matter to you! Try it out and give us your feedback!

The EDI and the Early Years video
This important video explains the basics of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and why its collection is so important. 
English version    French version

iParent Database
Info Share Resources for planning and implementing effective programs and services  
Data Portal Your doorway to a large inventory of community level data and information on how to use it.  
OKN Blog
Research, asset-building, relationships and community.
Asset Building Toolkit

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