News and Events

OKN Blog: A focus on relationships can make it the best summer ever! Some of the best family memories are made during the summer months. With a little bit of planning and a little bit of luck, the summer of 2016 can be one those summers that you talk about all year long. Read more

OKN Aldershot Hub Closed for the Summer
Programs at new summer location, St. John (Burlington) PS! Hub Coordinator at Next Door Social Space most Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.! More details

The EDI and the Early Years video
The Early Development Instrument team recently released a new video highlighting the EDI and the importance of the early years. The video explains the basics of the 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